Ellen

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Gender FEMALE
Location United States
Introduction My now 18 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a still nursing on demand toddler at 15 months of age. While I'll never forget the crashing of the entire world around me when we learned of his diagnosis, we've come a long way in 17 years. My now 16 year old daughter was conceived 4 days before my son's diagnosis of diabetes. She's a gift from G-d to her brother, although she doesn't know it! She is both a joy and a challenge too. Join me in my journey of parenting teens and learning to let go.
Interests A cure for type 1 diabetes, Tikun Olam, Laughter, Joy, Israel, Knowledge, Empowerment, Cultural diversity, Foreign movies, Modern Israeli music, Law, Technology, Access to proper medical care for all, Defending the rights of the disabled and downtrodden, Nutrition, Medical research, Blogs, Learning, Getting the U.S. troops out of Iraq, A change in the White House
Favorite Movies Time for Drunken Horses, Nowhere in Africa, To Kill A Mockingbird, Amadeus
Favorite Music Modern Israeli music - this week Rami Kleinstein's newest double cd and of course Idan Reichel's 2nd cd - in particular the Ethiopian inspired Memaamakim song.
Favorite Books A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (disturbing but beautifully written book about the homeless in India)

What would you name your ballet inspired by the sight of children leaping through a garden sprinkler?

At what point did you decide that you could raise awareness of the need to cure diabetes and/or raise money for cure focused research?