ASHLYN RICHARDS

ASHLYN RICHARDS

Camp Kudzu has definitely helped me as Zharia’s older sister. When she was first diagnosed, it was really hard to watch my sister experience low blood sugar, to give her insulin, and check her blood sugar. It was new and frightening. We would be...

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W. SCOTT RICHARDS

W. SCOTT RICHARDS

When Zharia was diagnosed at 7, it was a major shock. Initially, we wondered what limitations type 1 diabetes would place on her dreams and goals. How does an otherwise healthy and active young child deal with all that comes with this disease?...

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JUANDALYN RICHARDS

JUANDALYN RICHARDS

It was summertime and although Zharia, age seven, was a junior cheerleader cheering out in the hot sun, something just didn’t feel right about my little girl always being thirsty and frequently using the bathroom. It was just mother’s...

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ZHARIA RICHARDS

ZHARIA RICHARDS

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2006 at the age of seven. At the time, I was a little timid and self-conscious about my diabetes. I didn’t have anybody that I could relate to, so I felt secluded in some ways from the rest of my friends...

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