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Doreen Larisch

Senior Controller

Leipzig Hub, Europe

Healthcare

Diabetes Kids leipzig

Main aim of the charity

We provide a platform to get into conversation, to give the children carefree and unforgettable moments. We organize special events, Summer- and Christmas parties and offer trainings. Highlight of the year is always the summer camp.

How the employee got involved and why

I am a board member of the association called Diabetes Kids Leipzig. As children, young people and their families embark on the new unknown journey, I would like support by accompanying these families. It is always great to look into laughing children´s eyes or to give our teens and affected families new courage and self-confidence again.

What work does the employee do for charity

Diagnosis Diabetes type 1 A Diagnosis that completely changes the life of a child and presents a new challenge for the whole family. Unlike a cold or a broken leg, diabetes lasts a lifetime. The Children's Hospital of the University of Leipzig currently treats 400 patients and unfortunately new diseases steadily increasing. What exactly do we do as part of our association called Diabetes Kids Leipzig? We provide a platform to get into conversation, to give the children carefree and unforgettable moments but also to train their independent handling of diabetes. We organize various meetings, for our very young children - in some cases the children are not even 2 years old or also for our teens. Summer- and Christmas parties offer the possibility to exchange with other affected families enabling them to notice - hey we are not alone! To connect with and integrate families who have just learned about the diagnosis of diabetes, we offer trainings and work together with a wonderful and experienced team from the University Hospital of Leipzig. The highlight of the year is always the summer camp. There, despite their illness, the children can have a wonderful time from their demanding everyday life and learn a lot about diabetes.

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