I made this badge in the remembrance of my Mom, Irene; 08/23/1947 - 01/07/1990. She was 12 when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She died from it at the age of 42. She was a beautiful person with an amazing heart and I still miss her terribly. I was just reaching the age to realize she wasn't just my mom, but a real person when she was called Home. Her favorite flower was the pink carnation, so that is why I have chosen that as my badge symbol. Since that was the disease that took her life and I know quite a few others that have diabetes, and I'm sure any one of you do as well, I have included the American Diabetes Association Donation link along with this badge. If you have any means of making any donation at all, large or small, please visit the site and do so. You can even make a donation in honor and remembrance of someone you know personally. I have. I love you, Mom. xoxoxo.