Ben Weidner Eagle Scout Project T1D

My name is Ben Weidner. I am a Type 1 Diabetic and I am a boy scout with troop 295 in West Deptford, New Jersey. I am currently working towards the highest rank of Eagle Scout and the next step is to complete my Eagle Scout Project. I am working with the Diabetes Center for Children at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. My project is to raise the necessary funds to purchase important supplies to be included in kits for newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetics. This will help them in their time of need. When I was first diagnosed I was scared. I am trying to give back to the community to help others in my same situation. There will be items in the kits that will help diabetics and their families adjust. Some examples of the important items to be included are alcohol pads, glucose tabs, and glucose liquid. I will also look to purchase a quantity of medic-alert tags to supply newly diagnosed kids.

I am here as a leader to show other kids that being a diabetic is not a big deal. Children's hospital has a need for hundreds of medic alert tags and supply kits for Type 1 diabetics every year. My goal is to make 150 kits that will be assembled by scouts from troop 295.  Scouts and volunteers will help me distribute these kits at the hospital during the Living Well with Diabetes Conference on March 28th, 2015. I will be attending and participating at the conference and will lead volunteers in helping with a Type 1 Diabetic 'tween' program at the conference. 

I am asking for donations in order to purchase the supplies needed for these kits. You can donate easily online using this GoFundMe site set up for my Eagle Scout Project. All donations are greatly appreciated!

I will post results of my project here and on a facebook page dedicated to my project.

Thank you

Ben Weidner
Troop 295
West Deptford, NJ

Visit the link below to learn more about the “Living Well with Diabetes Conference”


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