Animas Heroes

To us, being a hero is about how you live your life, and what kind of an example you set for others. It's not about being perfect, but about doing your very best. It's about attitude and action.

Our sincere hope is that you find some inspiration from the stories below to help you on your own journey with Type 1 diabetes

  • THE KANE FAMILY: FINDING THE BEST CARE FOR THEIR BABY GIRL

    When their 8 month old daughter was diagnosed with diabetes, Brad and Nicole Kane were told an insulin pump wasn't an option...

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  • WHEN A PARENT AND CHILD BOTH HAVE TYPE 1 DIABETES

    Cora Henderson has long taken a quiet approach to life with Type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed at the age of four, she’s never known life without the disease. “I was one of the very few people in town who had diabetes in Canora in the 1980’s,” says Cora, who grew up in the tiny Saskatchewan town of 2,200. “My mother was a nurse, and we learned to take care of things ourselves.”...

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  • A MOM’S STORY: FROM WORRIER TO WARRIOR

    After her daughter’s Type 1 diabetes diagnosis at just 18 months old, Bonita Lehmann found herself anxious, depressed and alone. Now, almost 20 years later, she is using her journey to inspire other parents with children managing a chronic condition.

    The measuring, the counting, the monitoring, the finger pokes, the site changes, the insulin shots: for a parent of a child with diabetes...

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