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  I have had diabetes for almost four years. I like skating, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, riding my bike and playing tennis. I just started second grade. My favorite football team is the San Francisco 49ers.

I live in a small town. My dad says I can meet other kids.

Yours truly,


  In August 2000, Charlie wrote this poem for a school assignment.

I Am
I am a diabetic boy and I like football
I wonder if there will ever be a cure for diabetes.
I hear a singing pig.
I see the Alamo
I want to be a football player
I am a diabetic boy and I like football

I pretend I am a pro football player
I feel a long King Snake
I touch a fuzzy bat
I worry about my blood sugar
I cry about my very best friend
I am a diabetic boy and I like football

I understand my desease
I say everyone should be treated equally
I dream about becoming a sports star
I try hard at my school work
I hope I get into a good college
I am a diabetic boy and I like football

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