LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Six-year-old Eden Speaks was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about 18 months ago.
"I had to take shots first but now I have a pump and I don't have to take shots anymore," Sparks said.
Overcoming the hardships of the disease, she has decided to help other children who are at risk of being diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. With Walk for the Cure in October Eden has set out on a mission to raise $1,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
"She thought of the idea to make bracelets and sell them," her mother Brittany Speaks said. "I said OK and didn't really think about how big it was going to get."
"The money we have already is $350. That's how much I raised," Eden said.
Eden sells the bracelets at her family's garage sale and at Mosey Down Main Street.
Made with love, her mother said the bracelets allow Eden to spread her message of hope.
"People would just come up and ask her and she would just tell them she was doing this because she didn't want other kids to have to go through having type 1 diabetes like her," her mother said. "She wants them to find a cure so that other kids don't have to do this like she does."
"It's just hard for them to have diabetes and I want to help them so I don't have to have diabetes anymore," the 6 year old said.
To find out how you can help check out Eden's Facebook page or their Walk for the Cure team page .
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