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Conferences Chat - November 9, 2005

Registered User Moderator   (server) Wed Nov 09 08:30:00 PM EST 2005
Our chat about CWD Events starts at 9pm Eastern.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 15, pumper  (4.165.156.174) Wed Nov 09 08:36:31 PM EST 2005
Hi Everyone - Just checking to make sure the room is open! This chat will officially start at 9:00!  Smile 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 08:42:35 PM EST 2005
HI!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 08:45:57 PM EST 2005
is anyone else here yet?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 08:48:00 PM EST 2005
Hey! I'm here... was just chatting in the parents room.  Grin 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 08:49:21 PM EST 2005
oh okay

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 08:49:57 PM EST 2005
Got homework tonight?

Registered User Moderator   (server) Wed Nov 09 08:50:00 PM EST 2005
Our chat about CWD Events starts in 10 min in the 'Events' room.

Registered User Trish (NY) Mom of Julie, 8, pumping  (24.50.92.60) Wed Nov 09 08:50:01 PM EST 2005
Hi all. Just interested in what's out there.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 08:50:42 PM EST 2005
some.....just need to read genetics

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 08:52:18 PM EST 2005
Hi Trish  Smile  All of the CWD conferences are listed, along with their links, right here:
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/
We hold 4 conferences each year. The next one is in Philadelphia in March. We were supposed to have one in Cancun in January - a vacation conference - but the resort was badly damaged in Wilma.

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 08:52:30 PM EST 2005
I'm hanging out for the chat, too. Going to go make a cup of tea in my new microwave!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 08:53:37 PM EST 2005
the cancun thing is so sad!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 08:54:11 PM EST 2005
I just saw Chris Dudley's ad at the top of this page (the Accu-chek ad)... he's newly-involved with our conferences. Roche is sponsoring him for the Friends for Life conference in July. He's going to spend lots of time with all the kids.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 08:55:11 PM EST 2005
Hey Brenda! I'm drinking tea, too. Would rather have a glass of wine, but then someone would have to call me and wake me up... Sam's hockey game last night went until almost midnight. Dreadful game, too. Not worth the time!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 08:55:22 PM EST 2005
what team does Chris play for?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/28/03  (207.200.116.74) Wed Nov 09 08:56:01 PM EST 2005
Hi everyone... thanks meghan for the remonder... Smile 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/28/03  (207.200.116.74) Wed Nov 09 08:56:42 PM EST 2005
so, meghan... whats ur A1C???

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 08:56:54 PM EST 2005
I;m drinking OJ...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 08:57:10 PM EST 2005
Portland Blazers:
http://www.nba.com/playerfile/chris_dudley/

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.116.134) Wed Nov 09 08:57:19 PM EST 2005
Chris Dudley is a GEM. Zack attended his camp a few years ago. He was out there with the kids...so attentive and generous and kind.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.116.134) Wed Nov 09 08:57:35 PM EST 2005
Stacey gets to the point LOL

Registered User Trish (NY) Mom of Julie, 8, pumping  (24.50.92.60) Wed Nov 09 08:57:35 PM EST 2005
I was actually thinking about going to the Cancun one, Laura, but then noticed that I would have to pull the kids from school, and I don't like to do that.

Registered User Wes Dad of Allex 9 dxd at 7  (69.29.103.143) Wed Nov 09 08:58:20 PM EST 2005
And how is everyone tonight?

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 08:58:23 PM EST 2005
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Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/28/03  (207.200.116.74) Wed Nov 09 08:58:26 PM EST 2005
ellen, not really... just typed it in the wrong box...
sorry meghan

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 08:58:33 PM EST 2005
I think he'll be wonderful at the conference. We've wanted to have him involved for a few years, but he's always had conflicts with other things; it just never worked. This year, it WILL! Also, we'll have Jay Leeuwenburg with us (pro football player).

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 08:58:46 PM EST 2005
Oooh, not sure what that was! I was on the phone. BRB with tht tea.

Registered User Trish (NY) Mom of Julie, 8, pumping  (24.50.92.60) Wed Nov 09 08:59:39 PM EST 2005
Do you always use the same cities for regional confs?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 08:59:52 PM EST 2005
Trish, I try to schedule conferences over the weekend and over the summer (i.e., the Friends for Life conference is always a Wednesday to Sunday in July, and it's always in Orlando). The 'vacation event' - which is usually a cruise or a resort like Cancun - generally involved a couple of school days. These aren't meant for everyone. We try to offer different types of things so people can pick what works best for them.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/28/03  (207.200.116.74) Wed Nov 09 08:59:58 PM EST 2005
Laura, have I told you lately that Jesse is soooo excited about the conference...  Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:00:23 PM EST 2005
The regionals are all different places. If you go to the link I sent and check it out, you'll see many different cities.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:00:59 PM EST 2005
Stacey, I'm so glad that Jesse is willing to be involved! He'll be great on the panel, and I know he will be one of the teen leaders.

Registered User Trish (NY) Mom of Julie, 8, pumping  (24.50.92.60) Wed Nov 09 09:01:01 PM EST 2005
The problem last year with FFL was that it conflicted with D-camp. I can't win this year, but we'll keep trying.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:01:27 PM EST 2005
Hi Wes  Smile 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:02:19 PM EST 2005
Hi Everyone

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:02:52 PM EST 2005
Trish, you just need to do what works for your family. We post the dates for conferences two years in advance (we just added an Oct 2007 Minneapolis conference today!) - so you have lots of time to plan. For some people, the finances, travel, school, etc. just don't work out. That's ok. There are camps and other wonderful diabetes education and social activities.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:03:09 PM EST 2005
Hey Wendy  Smile 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:03:36 PM EST 2005
I need to remember to book the room for philly...

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:04:48 PM EST 2005
I might have to see if Kathryn can fly to Philly and back on her own so she doesn't miss too much school. Jeff always goes a day early and stays thru Monday (needs to get that What's New done on Sunday!).

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:05:11 PM EST 2005
Yes, DO book the room as soon as you know you are attending. We only have 60 rooms in the contract, and a third of them are taken already. And the conference is still 4 months away.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:05:58 PM EST 2005
i will do that on Monday..have to wait for mom to get back from her shopping trip..

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:06:21 PM EST 2005
Brenda, I think Neal and Sam are flying out Friday. I'll fly in on Thursday and home on Monday. Monday is Sam's birthday... that's why I really wanted Kathryn, Megan, and all Sam's buddies to be there. It's his Sweet 16.  Grin  I want to do something fun for him Sunday.

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:06:25 PM EST 2005
Laura, Sam going to Philly?

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:07:02 PM EST 2005
Hmm, I'll check into flights. Marissa absolutely cannot attend. Winter quarter finals!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:07:23 PM EST 2005
 Eek  Brenda about the quarter finals...

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.116.134) Wed Nov 09 09:08:22 PM EST 2005
How's the tea and congrats on the new microwave Brenda. Once when ours broke, Zack asked "how will we boil water?" LOL 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:08:31 PM EST 2005
i'm driving to philly....

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:08:34 PM EST 2005
Yes. Carolyn actually has spring break during that time (it ends that weekend). She may come along, too, just to say hi, and then take the train back up to NYU.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:09:11 PM EST 2005
 LOL  Ellen

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:09:47 PM EST 2005
i can take Carolyn back to NYU sunday.....

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:09:54 PM EST 2005
Ellen, we're finally fixing up our kitchen (countertops been peeling for several years). New double oven sitting in the garage; new cooktop and microwave done today. Mess everywhere. Keeping old cabinets, fridge and dishwasher--WE didn't win that $340 million. LOL 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:10:10 PM EST 2005
I'm a good driver, and it doesn;t really snow that time of year, Laura...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:10:12 PM EST 2005
Meghan are you going through NJ on your way to the conferance?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.116.134) Wed Nov 09 09:11:10 PM EST 2005
Brenda, sounds worth the mess. Glad to hear it's not just ours that are peeling.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:11:11 PM EST 2005
probably...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:11:11 PM EST 2005
actually working on a friend from Long Island to go and will take the train the opposite way and meet her...then go to the conferance from her house..

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:11:14 PM EST 2005
What are you talking about? It snows a TON in March. In fact, it snows more on the east coast than it does in Michigan in March! You can let Carolyn drive...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:11:45 PM EST 2005
Laura..usually and i'm stressing the USUALLY here..March is safe...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:12:13 PM EST 2005
Philly doesn;t get much snow....

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.116.134) Wed Nov 09 09:12:31 PM EST 2005
October's not safe in Florida.  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:12:41 PM EST 2005
We've structured our sponsorships a little differently this year, and BD has stepped forward to be the major sponsor of the regional conferences... in a very big way. Because of this, we've been able to add a dinner for everyone on Saturday night instead of sending everyone off to fend for themselves. I'm really pleased with that!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:12:42 PM EST 2005
Carolyn can drive

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.116.134) Wed Nov 09 09:12:53 PM EST 2005
Will there ever be a skiing or snowboarding conference event?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:13:05 PM EST 2005
oh awesome Laura...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:13:13 PM EST 2005
that's really cool, Laura...

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.116.134) Wed Nov 09 09:13:23 PM EST 2005
That's wonderful. Thank you to BD. You do manage to get some very generous sponsors.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:13:32 PM EST 2005
thanks to BD for that also...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:14:36 PM EST 2005
I'm beginning to wonder about FL ANY month of the year! Remember, this year in Orlando, that early hurricane was just passing west of FL? All of our Italian friends skedaddled back to the airport. And quite a few people drove home a day early. We went to the park and it was great... a bit windy, but much cooler than usual.

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:14:57 PM EST 2005
Laura, what TIME does the Philly conf. start? I found two poss. flights, leaving at 12:55 or 4 p.m. (latter gets to Philly around 5:45).

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.116.134) Wed Nov 09 09:15:00 PM EST 2005
At the CWD conference, I asked BD if they could spare just 3-5 lancets for Zack's yearly supply . They looked at me funny.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:15:01 PM EST 2005
Skiing? Snowboarding? You have to do that in cold weather, right? Eeeewwwww. Eek 

Registered User Trish (NY) Mom of Julie, 8, pumping  (24.50.92.60) Wed Nov 09 09:15:10 PM EST 2005
You can come to Buffalo, Ellen  LOL 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:15:16 PM EST 2005
i don't like hurricanes!

Registered User Wes Dad of Allex 9 dxd at 7  (69.29.103.143) Wed Nov 09 09:15:26 PM EST 2005
On our way back home we had to drive through some of that hurricane. Scary

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:15:44 PM EST 2005
Registration opens at 5:00 Friday. The reception with the food and exhibitors is from 7-9. The usual.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:15:52 PM EST 2005
there is a ski resort near me that used to have summer grass skiing....don't know if they still do it or not....

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:15:55 PM EST 2005
Laura...I figure disney would tell us if we were in danger with the hurricaine...

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:16:02 PM EST 2005
I'd guess that you can't plan on a winter locale because there could be a blizzard and NO one would show up. Laura, tell them about San Antonio in Feb!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:16:16 PM EST 2005
Meghan..ever go ice boganning..you slide down the hill on a block of ice...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:16:34 PM EST 2005
Do you need help with registration, Laura?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:16:42 PM EST 2005
I think Sam and Neal will arrive around 7. Sam's school is out at 3, then it's an hour to the airport, get there an hour before the flight... so they're shooting for a 5 p.m. flight. Then stuck in traffic on the Philly end.

Registered User Trish (NY) Mom of Julie, 8, pumping  (24.50.92.60) Wed Nov 09 09:16:51 PM EST 2005
That's the problem when you need snow...you might get it and no one could get there.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:17:10 PM EST 2005
nope, wendy...i prefer the safe stuff....snowboarding and skiing

Registered User Trish (NY) Mom of Julie, 8, pumping  (24.50.92.60) Wed Nov 09 09:17:10 PM EST 2005
Then there's the freezing pump tubing...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:17:58 PM EST 2005
was that the conference where the heat wasn;t working or wasn;t on, Brenda?

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:18:01 PM EST 2005
I'll check with the BOSS next week and see what we can do about getting the girls there.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:18:11 PM EST 2005
Oh! San Antonio weather was awful! It was February, and they had the worst ice storm in history. The freeways shut down. The airport shut down. Our hotel lost heat (and part of it was open-air... we all wore coats to sessions). And only half the people who registered could actually get there.
Nope, we'll stick with warmer venues. Cool 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:18:20 PM EST 2005
Philly traffic is horrid...we have camped out at the philly zoo and usually go on a saturday night to avoid the traffic....Oh meghan this is safe..we actually took a camp of "developmentally" delayed kids to do it...course small hill...

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.116.134) Wed Nov 09 09:18:32 PM EST 2005
Trish, don't you keep the pump and tubing under the ski clothes?

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:18:33 PM EST 2005
I was here in Ohio, Meghan. That was part of the problem, as I was told.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:19:07 PM EST 2005
holy smokes, LB!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:19:17 PM EST 2005
Bernadette Tull is going to be in charge of registration... and Julia may be coming. If so, they are totally in charge. If Julia doesn't come, yes, most definitely help is needed at registration. Do I see your hand going up to volunteer, Ms Meghan?

Registered User Trish (NY) Mom of Julie, 8, pumping  (24.50.92.60) Wed Nov 09 09:19:19 PM EST 2005
Occasionally, snow gets up under the clothes and causes a problem.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:19:35 PM EST 2005
 Eek  Laura..about the San Antonio Conferance..

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:20:09 PM EST 2005
yes, LB....what is my mantra?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:20:31 PM EST 2005
The photos from the San Antonio conference are pretty funny. Everyone in gloves and hats, as opposed to bathing suits and shorts...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:20:53 PM EST 2005
snow under the clothes....that gets cold, fast!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:21:06 PM EST 2005
LB..if you need help with a either the kids or tweeners group..i would be willing to help...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:22:04 PM EST 2005
that's true Meghan...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:23:09 PM EST 2005
Thanks, Wendy! I am certain that help will be needed... let's wait and see how the registration numbers turn out in terms of how many kids are in each age group. That will determine where the most adult volunteer help is needed.

Registered User Lizabeth Lizabeth ~ Mom to McKenzie - 4.8 dx 2/04/2005 Pumping 10/05  (66.168.8.241) Wed Nov 09 09:23:40 PM EST 2005
I really want to go to the conference in Florida next July, mainly for McKenzie to meet other D kids. I would be fine taking her by myself but would like to make it a family trip. Do many parents bring there non-D kids? My son will just be turning 4.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:24:01 PM EST 2005
No problem Laura...and if you want a teen to help out..i could probably drag my one niece along...she will use the hours towards her gold award...

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 7, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.106.182) Wed Nov 09 09:24:03 PM EST 2005
Hi Everyone! Smile 

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:24:24 PM EST 2005
Lizabeth, lots of non-D siblings attend and most have a blast!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:24:44 PM EST 2005
Lizabeth...bring your non D kid definitely...I also need to spread the word about this conferance to a couple of families in our area...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:24:54 PM EST 2005
Hi Connie

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:25:20 PM EST 2005
My non D daughter loved the '04 FFL conferece.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:25:26 PM EST 2005
Lizabeth, the conference is for the ENTIRE family. Everyone brings their kids! There is only one instance where your kids with type 1 will go into a separate room from the other kids... and that is when we pull the siblings away for a sibling discussion group. Otherwise, all the activites are for all kids. Kids 5 and under are in childcare (all kids together) and the diabetes care is excellent.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:26:07 PM EST 2005
Hey Connie and Barbie... you guys lurking or did you just join?

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:26:09 PM EST 2005
Hi. Barbie. I was going to say that one parent may find that pool time is a fav. activity for the non-D kids, esp. a four year old.

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:26:42 PM EST 2005
Are there volunteer opportunities for teens before the Florida conference, or just for adults?

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 7, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.106.182) Wed Nov 09 09:27:11 PM EST 2005
Just joined -- trying to read up -- was doing laundry, my favorite Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:27:18 PM EST 2005
I just got here. Lost track of time.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:27:24 PM EST 2005
My daughter, Carolyn, is 18. She doesn't have diabetes. She's been coming to these conferences since Day 1, and now that she's a young adult, she is coming back this summer to volunteer her time with the younger kids. So is Brenda's daughter, Marissa. It's a way to give back, and to give the younger kids some great role models!

Registered User linda mom of hannah,6,dx'd 6/05  (205.188.116.5) Wed Nov 09 09:27:34 PM EST 2005
Hi everyone. Where is the conference that everyone is referring to,and when?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:28:30 PM EST 2005
Barbie... volunteer as in Tuesday before the conference? I'm sure there are things to do. Lauren Lanning and Mary Podjasek are in charge of the volunteers this year (we are shifting it to Mary so that Lauren can focus more on the elementary group programming).

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:29:11 PM EST 2005
Hi Linda - We're talking about various CWD conferences (right now we're on the Philly and the Orlando events). Here is a list of CWD conferences:
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:29:54 PM EST 2005
We stayed for an extra day for sightseeing after the '04 FFL and the hotel was so empty with the conference over. It felt very anticlimactic and we all agreed thate getting there before things start would be more fun. But it would be neat for the kids to have something to do. They like to be useful sometimes.  Grin 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:31:09 PM EST 2005
getting there early is the best way to do it, Barbie....

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:31:56 PM EST 2005
If we wanted to be in on the beginning of the pre-conference prep, when should we plan to arrive in Orlando?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:32:08 PM EST 2005
We're planning to arrive on Monday this year. Last year, we came on Saturday because the Italian group was arriving Sunday and we needed to prepare. Monday is plenty of time this year. On Tuesday, we actually start setting up the exhibit hall...and that will involve setting up the Quilt. Tuesday night is the Volunteer Reception poolside... I am expecting at least 500 people to be there. We have a big sponsor for it, so lots of yummy food. So please DO plan to be there at least on Tuesday. The kids can go to Universal Studios if they want. Or simply hang at the pool. It is a fabulous venue.

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 7, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.106.182) Wed Nov 09 09:32:33 PM EST 2005
Ok, Laura - hopefully you haven't mentioned this but tell us some of the "new" stuff at the upcoming conferences

Registered User Susan Gma, Cory, 16, dx'd 12/28/98, pumping  (69.47.8.47) Wed Nov 09 09:32:38 PM EST 2005
Hello

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:33:04 PM EST 2005
Am I correct in assuming Sea World will be the site of Sat's "group" outing?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:33:19 PM EST 2005
i'm coming in sunday to orlando....i want to go to Cocoa beach (about an hour from Orlando)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:33:38 PM EST 2005
btw, the Friends for Life website will be 'live' on Sunday. We've been working on it this week. Sessions and faculty are listed, but no set program yet. We're still fiddling with that. This year, the kids in every age group will have sessions - not just sports and play. I think we've taken the best from 2004 and 2005 and combined them!

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:34:05 PM EST 2005
Hi Susan, Cory would probably fit in with the teens! Just needs to like to have fun.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:34:11 PM EST 2005
great job Laura...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:34:25 PM EST 2005
Hi Susan

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 7, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.106.182) Wed Nov 09 09:34:28 PM EST 2005
Good choice Meghan...love Cocoa Beach and Ron Jon's -- it was one of the fist places we stopped this past summer when we attended the FFL conference

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:35:00 PM EST 2005
I can't wait!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:35:21 PM EST 2005
it will be 12 years since i was to Cocoa beach....

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:35:38 PM EST 2005
actually one of our workers spends his "winters" near Cocoa Beach I think..he said he was about an hour from Orlando..

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:36:16 PM EST 2005
What's great about cocoa beach? (asks a Californian who has never been south of the Carolinas)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:36:24 PM EST 2005
Yes! SeaWorld is going to be great fun on Saturday. We have the Sea Harbor Plaza from 11-3 on Saturday... there will be a big BBQ... but ALSO... SeaWorld animal and character appearances, the Clydesdales will make a visit, and a few other fun things up my sleeve! This is the Benefit Day. Details will be on the website. Remember that there are WATER rides at this park - last time we went, some of the kids got totally soaked in salt water. They looked surprised about it, even thought they were sitting in the Soak Zone! Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:36:51 PM EST 2005
it's a nice beach, and the original Ron Jon's surf shop is there...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:37:05 PM EST 2005
one bit of forwarning sneakers get stinky from the salt water....

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:37:19 PM EST 2005
So, what's the big deal about Ron Jon's?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:37:45 PM EST 2005
YAY!!!! I love water parks and water rides....don't wear denim...it takes years to dry!

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:37:55 PM EST 2005
Maybe I'm showing my age. Blush 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:38:35 PM EST 2005
the sea world water is COLD if i remember right...

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 7, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.106.182) Wed Nov 09 09:38:56 PM EST 2005
Ron Jon's is just a neat surf shop and is open 24 hours a day -- http://www.ronjons.com/DisplayContent.aspx?ContentID=28#

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:39:04 PM EST 2005
it is a just a big surf shop, Brenda....it is fun

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:39:10 PM EST 2005
Connie - New stuff - check out the faculty when the FFL site comes up on Sunday. We have a lot of new speakers this year, including Bill Clarke who is going to do a presentation on Driving and Teens (to both the parent group and the teen group). And we have Ragnar Hanas coming from Sweden - he's been to a CWD conference a few years back, and people just loved him. His new book is fabulous. And, as I mentioned a few minutes ago, we have a couple of pro athletes coming... Jay Leeuwenburg and Chris Dudley. I also just spoke with pilot Doug Cairns, who will be attempting to break a time record involving the North Pole (and some other cool things I can't divulge)... but he would like to be with us as well.

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:39:25 PM EST 2005
Well, we don't surf too much here in southwest Ohio! LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:39:47 PM EST 2005
I'm with you, Brenda. We'll sit in the top row. In the shade.  Wink 

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:39:56 PM EST 2005
How warm is the ocean? Can you surf without a wetsuit?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:40:11 PM EST 2005
cool Laura...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:40:22 PM EST 2005
sounds great, LB....

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:40:27 PM EST 2005
Jeff and Ruth will be up in the shade comparing their digital cameras and clicking away. LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:40:57 PM EST 2005
It's way warmer than the Pacific. Neal has been scuba diving in both places, and he needs a dry suit for the Pacific!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:41:02 PM EST 2005
I don;t know about Cocoa beach....just the caymans....and even when I was scuba diving in the caymans last summer, I wore a wet suit...

Registered User Lizabeth Lizabeth ~ Mom to McKenzie - 4.8 dx 2/04/2005 Pumping 10/05  (66.168.8.241) Wed Nov 09 09:41:18 PM EST 2005
Thanks so much everyone. I do believe we'll all go then! Can't wait!

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:41:24 PM EST 2005
I think the ocean is very warm in July, unlike that CA surf which I've heard is quite chilly all the time.

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:41:59 PM EST 2005
Barbie, you driving? Flying with a surfboard? Just curious.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:42:04 PM EST 2005
the ocean water is still only about 85, which sounds warm, but when you are in it for a while, it gets cold and you get cold....

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:42:09 PM EST 2005
Only have ever been in the Atlantic ocean..and it is usually warm...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:42:27 PM EST 2005
Also, lots of people asked for Clare Rosenfeld to come back and do her presentation about Diabetes Around the World (mostly the Third World in her travels) to each of the kids groups. That is going to happen.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 17, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.116.134) Wed Nov 09 09:43:47 PM EST 2005
water temp down here is around 82 now in November.

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:43:58 PM EST 2005
We're flying, I'm pretty sure - but we could pack along our shorty wetsuits. Alison would like to try surfing, if she could learn in a day. Is that possible? We don't surf in California - too cold, too rocky and too many great white sharks for my taste. Eek 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:44:10 PM EST 2005
Lizabeth, we have a special session on Weds afternoon, the first day of the conference... called First Timers Event. If you do come to the conference, don't miss it! Jeff and I will explain a bit about 'how to do the conference' - which can seem pretty complicated once you look at the schedule. So much to choose from, so little time! Anyway, it's lots of fun - you meet hundreds of other new folks and just get a head start on things.

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:44:49 PM EST 2005
85 is plenty warm - we're used to 55 out here. Brrrrr.

Registered User loves kitty cats volley-ball girl  (68.188.57.9) Wed Nov 09 09:45:29 PM EST 2005
Hi anyone wanna chat

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:45:35 PM EST 2005
Well, there are sharks in FL. Not great whites, but there are some areas that do see shark trouble. And others that actually cater to divers who want 'shark experiences.' The only shark experience I want is on my plate. It's pretty good on the grill.  Grin 

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:45:45 PM EST 2005
Laura, how many people are you expecting at the FFL in FL?

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 7, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.106.182) Wed Nov 09 09:45:57 PM EST 2005
Jay Leeuwenburg - Brett will be excited -- as he is a huge football fanatic!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:46:29 PM EST 2005
V-ball girl, this is a mostly-adults chat about the conferences CWD is holding this year. You're welcome to stay and join us, however you might be happier in one of the side rooms or teen areas.  Smile 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:46:30 PM EST 2005
That doesn't sound good Laura....shark nuggets?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:46:38 PM EST 2005
I agree with you there Laura..

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:48:39 PM EST 2005
Expecting about 2,500 people for Orlando. And expecting 300-350 for Philadelphia. The space can accomodate a few more than that, but we'd be sardines. I'd prefer a bit of elbow room. And I have no idea how quickly the rooms will sell out.
Oh - for the FFL rooms, the info to make reservations will be online this Sunday. You don't have any penalty for canceling, so if you think you will be attending, it would be a really good idea to hold a room!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:49:20 PM EST 2005
Meghan, you and your fish nuggets! I forgot how you hated those. I'll have to make sure they're on your menu when you visit next week. Is it just the fried stuff you dislike, or do you not like fish, period?

Registered User Lizabeth Lizabeth ~ Mom to McKenzie - 4.8 dx 2/04/2005 Pumping 10/05  (66.168.8.241) Wed Nov 09 09:49:31 PM EST 2005
We'll do! Hat's off to you for all your hard work!I think it will be great for all of us. Couldn't swing last years but won't miss one again!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:50:05 PM EST 2005
Shark tastes like swordfish. REally good marinated in some Italian dressing and done on the grill. Low cal, no carb.  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:50:21 PM EST 2005
no, I LOVE fried chicken fingers....and fried mozzarella cheese sticks...

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:50:34 PM EST 2005
Any chance of getting Kris Freeman again? It would be neat to hear his post-Olymics perspective. Brian got a big kick out of watching Gary Hall race after he'd met him in the pool in Universal City.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:50:44 PM EST 2005
sorry, don't like sword fish, either....

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:51:49 PM EST 2005
Barbie, Sorry you missed FL last year. Will Cross and Jay Hewitt, the triathlete, were incredible speakers. I missed Kris in L.A. and I don't think GH is a great speaker.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:52:32 PM EST 2005
GH may not be a great speaker, but he sure is easy on the eyes!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:52:47 PM EST 2005
Actually, I don't play a big role in determining which athletes and VIPs participate. The sponsoring companies have certain athletes and spokespeople who are under contract with them, and the companies make suggestions to me for who they might like to bring. Kris Freeman was sponsored by LifeScan two years ago. Will Cross was sponsored by Novo Nordisk. I'm not sure who the companies are bringing - if anyone - this year.

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:52:53 PM EST 2005
And he can swim!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:53:23 PM EST 2005
I thought Jay Hewitt was phenomenal. He even made me want to get out and run again. That lasted a whole day.  LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 09:54:08 PM EST 2005
 LOL  Meghan

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:54:17 PM EST 2005
both men were amazing and inspiring!

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:55:02 PM EST 2005
Reminds me that we need to get Animas to hand out pedometers at the Conf. I use mine all the time. I recently walked over 28,000 steps one day! I usually don't walk that much except at the FFL Conferences.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:55:44 PM EST 2005
I like the pedometers, too.....they really help me to WANT to walk more...just to get the steps in!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:56:15 PM EST 2005
what were you doing that you walked 28,000 steps, Brenda....? That is amazing!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:56:45 PM EST 2005
I'll ask if they'll sponsor the pedometers again. If they aren't up for it, I'll bet another company would do it. Maybe Novo Nordisk since they are sponsoring Sports Central.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:57:20 PM EST 2005
I think that next summer we need to have a contest... everyone against Natalie's pedometer. Whoever gets in more steps per day than she does, wins a prize!

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:57:36 PM EST 2005
Meghan, I think I must have walked my "usual" 6 miles or about 12,200 steps then who knows? Maybe it was a day I mowed the lawn and did other yard work. Beats me.

I walked over 15,000 steps yesterday mulching the yard.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:57:45 PM EST 2005
does she do a lot of walking, Laura?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:58:42 PM EST 2005
I have taken to walking the mall...it is warm, and DRY and it gets me out to exercise, but I STILL don't get 10000 steps

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 09:58:47 PM EST 2005
Ok, everyone... it's about 10:00, so the official 'end' of the chat. I'll stay on for a bit more, and the room will stay open for another hour. Please look for the Friends for Life conference info this Sunday... and as always, feel free to email me if you have questions about ANY of the conferences!

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 09:58:57 PM EST 2005
Meghan, I think she hits 20,000 steps before noon!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 09:59:19 PM EST 2005
that is amazing!

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 09:59:43 PM EST 2005
Now that we're headed for another FFL conference, I really have to get Brian's quilt square done. He understood why it wasn't done last time, but he'd be bummed not to see it up there at the next conference.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:00:02 PM EST 2005
Natalie works more than anyone I've ever seen when is leading the teens at our conferences. She doesn't stop. She's always 'on' from the day people arrive to the day the kids go home.

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:00:26 PM EST 2005
Evening, Are there any conferences scheduled in Michigan?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:00:34 PM EST 2005
Yes, Barbie... get it DONE girl!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:00:57 PM EST 2005
Hi Rick - None in Michigan, but one in Chicago next September.

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 10:00:59 PM EST 2005
We'll be accepting quilt squares until July 1 or so. If it's not done, bring it along and we'll add it.

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:01:32 PM EST 2005
Thanks Laura

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:01:36 PM EST 2005
Conferences (dates, places, etc.) are all online:
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/  Smile 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 10:01:45 PM EST 2005
Can I buy a square from you, Brenda? Are you still doing htat?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:02:21 PM EST 2005
Where are you in Michigan, Rick? I'm in Manchester, just south of Chelsea.

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 7, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.106.182) Wed Nov 09 10:02:35 PM EST 2005
When will the Quilt come to DC and be displayed on the Mall?

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:03:20 PM EST 2005
Port Huron right across from Sarnia Ontario Smile 

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 10:04:06 PM EST 2005
Yes, Meghan. Just send us an e-mail (jeffh@castleweb.com) and a certified check for $5,000,000 (j/k on the money--I think Laura knows how much they are).

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:04:37 PM EST 2005
We are working with the ADA and trying very hard to get the Quilt to the Mall sometime around the ADA conference. Space and funding are both issues. If we are able to swing this, it would wonderful to have CWD kids come stand by their squares with their congressmen, etc., and really make an advocacy event out of it! I know this has been Jeff's dream for awhile - it just takes a lot of dollars and organization to make it all come together. Stay tuned.

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 7, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.106.182) Wed Nov 09 10:04:40 PM EST 2005
that's a bargain Brenda -- gold thread is expensive these days LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 10:05:20 PM EST 2005
great idea Laura..

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:05:24 PM EST 2005
Well, Chicago's a little more of a schlep for you from Port Huron, but still not too bad. Or, a short flight. We get over to PH for hockey. Sam plays travel - Midget A.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 10:05:29 PM EST 2005
I am not a doctor yet, Brenda....and even then...yikes that's expensive....gold thread?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:06:12 PM EST 2005
Blank quilt squares are $25. Send $$ to me, payable to CWD, and Brenda will send you the square of choice. (I don't know what she has in stock)

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 7, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.106.182) Wed Nov 09 10:06:51 PM EST 2005
Very exciting Laura about DC and the Quilt! I'll stay posted and let me know if there is anything I can do from here

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:07:01 PM EST 2005
laura so you are very familiar with McMorran Arena

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:08:06 PM EST 2005
I will, Connie. You fall into the category of "Good Friend - Local Help - Will Do Anything!"  Grin 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 10:08:39 PM EST 2005
 LOL  Laura...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:09:04 PM EST 2005
Rick - Neal and Sam are very familiar with it... all the rinks are the same to me... freezing cold hard seats and bad coffee! At least the company is good and the games are (mostly) fun!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 10:09:47 PM EST 2005
Laura..i should send you the "stadium" blanket i got for being the girl scout cookie person..

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:10:08 PM EST 2005
Good description laura LOL 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 10:10:17 PM EST 2005
last night wasn't fun, laura..

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:11:14 PM EST 2005
The view of the two bridges to Canada is awesome Laura

Registered User Marcia...WA Stephanie-22 --dx'd @ 2 1/2  (67.51.204.196) Wed Nov 09 10:11:24 PM EST 2005
Hello..

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 10:11:24 PM EST 2005
?

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 7, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.106.182) Wed Nov 09 10:11:32 PM EST 2005
Yes, just chatted with our governor and new govenor elect last weekend about stem cell -- our governor's daughter is 15 and also has type 1

Registered User Brenda H., mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Nov 09 10:11:42 PM EST 2005
Nice chatting with everyone tonight. See you next time.

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:11:44 PM EST 2005
I live a few miles north of them

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:11:52 PM EST 2005
Do you play hockey, Rick? Or are you a hockey dad? Or you just appreciate a great sport?

Nope, Meghan. Last night was NOT fun hockey. Sam's knee is all kinds of pretty colors (and swollen)... and for the first time in my life, I got into a hollering match with other parents. For those of you who know me, picture THAT. Very atypical (and I imagine amusing for some)... Blush 

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:12:12 PM EST 2005
Hi Marcia

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 10:12:23 PM EST 2005
 Eek  Laura....

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 10:12:38 PM EST 2005
Hi Marcia...poor sam about the knee

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:12:45 PM EST 2005
Connie - let's get the GOVERNOR to come! How do we do that? I'm happy to send a personal invitation... Seriously.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:12:55 PM EST 2005
I know. I was so ashamed. Frown 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 10:13:21 PM EST 2005
I know...I was being fecious...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:13:25 PM EST 2005
G'night Brenda. Thanks for being here!

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:13:39 PM EST 2005
No am a tennis player Laura, Have watched a few hockey games over the years.The Port Huron Flags are back as well. My son is 28 and married now and wasn't into hockey

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 10:13:45 PM EST 2005
You will never see those people again....

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 7, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.106.182) Wed Nov 09 10:13:54 PM EST 2005
Laura, I'll email you with his information

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:15:20 PM EST 2005
That would be great, Connie. Thanks. Maybe he'll be one of our VIP's!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (69.19.14.33) Wed Nov 09 10:15:50 PM EST 2005
Well... Sam is calling me. I'd best sign off. Thanks for chatting everyone. I enjoyed the discussion! G'night! Smile 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.53.163) Wed Nov 09 10:16:18 PM EST 2005
night!

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:16:41 PM EST 2005
Nice meeting you Laura

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Nov 09 10:16:42 PM EST 2005
Night Laura and Meghan

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:17:14 PM EST 2005
Have a great night everyone. Smile 

Registered User Rick Type One 40 Years  (68.61.190.205) Wed Nov 09 10:17:26 PM EST 2005
Bye

Registered User Marcia...WA Stephanie-22 --dx'd @ 2 1/2  (67.51.204.196) Wed Nov 09 10:20:02 PM EST 2005
Night, Laura and Meghan

Registered User Barbie mom of Brian, 17, dx 2/98, Alison 15  (216.103.214.41) Wed Nov 09 10:20:10 PM EST 2005
G'night all.

Registered User Marcia...WA Stephanie-22 --dx'd @ 2 1/2  (67.51.204.196) Wed Nov 09 10:21:21 PM EST 2005
 Eek  Confused I'm confused.. who's leaving and who's staying?

Registered User Beth (IA) Rea 20, dx'd 7/98, pumping  (206.72.22.69) Wed Nov 09 10:25:09 PM EST 2005
Back, I was on the phone.

Registered User Beth (IA) Rea 20, dx'd 7/98, pumping  (206.72.22.69) Wed Nov 09 10:26:43 PM EST 2005
sorry, wrong room

Registered User Allison Sevaun, 7 dx'd @ 3; daughter to Jean, dx'd 1949  (66.75.78.213) Wed Nov 09 10:38:22 PM EST 2005
Hi

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