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Good Kid: Darby Blanchette 8/12/13

Darby put up a drive through lemonade stand at her house to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network and JDRF.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
That's the motto this week's Good Kid embraced after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Traci Teudhope has her story.

Life isn't always simple with diabetes. So when a doctor gives that kind of diagnosis, it can be a tough pill to swallow.
Darby Blanchette, 10 year old, says: "Before I have to check my blood sugar to make sure it's not too high or low and before meals, I have to do insulin injections."

Ten-year-old Darby Blanchette didn't let the news sour her mood though.

Miranda Grom, Children's Miracle Network, says: "And she took that diagnosis and changed it into something she was passionate about and became a new young philanthropist in our community."

Back in May, Darby put up a drive through lemonade stand at her house to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network and JDRF.

Darby says: "I just thought, because it helps diabetes, I want to help by giving money to help find a cure."

Her mom challenged her to a hefty goal, and Darby blew that number out of the water.

Grainne Blanchette, Darby's mom, says: "I said Darby! if you make $250 I'll dye my hair blue. So when the days tallies got to $500 I couldn't back out. I had to make good on my promise."

It's an experience neither of them will soon forget.

Darby says: "It was very blue. She didn't really enjoy it because it was supposed to be a strip and it spread a lot, half the head."

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If we feature your Good Kid, he or she will receive 50-dollars from the law offices of Edgar Snyder and Associates and Jet-24.
With this week's Good Kid, I'm Traci Teudhope, Jet 24 Action News.
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