Ahwatukee Teen Diagnosed With Diabetes is Giving Back

In Blog, Community News on July 4, 2018 by Community Expert Team
Ahwatukee Teen Diagnosed With Diabetes is Giving Back

An Ahwatukee teen diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes is using her experience to give back to others.

According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Abby Herrin, 11, was diagnosed last year and during a lengthy stay at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, she received gifts and well-wishes from people she didn’t know. The kindness left a mark.

Now, Abby is paying the kindness forward by sewing pillows for kids just like her who have been admitted, the report said.

“I just wanted to start helping other children so I learned to sew and thought the pillows would be good for other kids,” she told the newspaper.

According to the report, Abby wants to make sure every child admitted with Type 1 diabetes at the hospital has a pillow they can choose from to hold and comfort them during their stay.

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