Kathleen Nelson of Cake Eater Chronicles writes about her adorable nephew James, who has Type I Diabetes. bq. James lives the normal life of a five-year-old boy. He goes to school, he plays, he gets in trouble (he's still as stubborn as a rock), he does all of the things that a five-year-old should do---but with limitations. Imagine Halloween and being allowed to go trick or treating, but having to hand over your candy when you're done because you can't eat any of it. Sure he gets a toy out of the bargain, but it does make Halloween a wee bit different, doesn't it? Imagine birthday parties where you couldn't have any cake. Or having to ignore the ice cream man when he drives by. His parents may have picked up his pancreas' slack and while this allows for normality, it also has its drawbacks. James' lifespan has automatically, just by using insulin, been cut back by about fifteen years. There's a risk of blindness and amputation if he doesn't take care of himself. And then there's the added fun of shots and finger pricks and trips to the doctor. Read the whole thing. And then, if you can, donate to the team who will be taking the Walk to Cure Diabetes in James's names. The walk is just three days away and they are still $970 short of their goal ($3,000 was the goal, 85% of which goes directly towards finding a cure). In lieu of my usual payday lunch out with the girls today I'll be donating to James's Jaywalkers. Will you join me? Please?