Kid of the Week

Brave Me Kid of the Week

February 26th - March 4th, 2020


Jackson is calm, cool and collected and anyone who is lucky enough to meet him can tell almost instantly what a great kid he is. Whatever he may face dealing with the literal ups and downs of T1D, he knows that life is about enjoying time with friends and family, playing sports (even just wrestling with his buddy in the pool) and finding ways to give the brain a break from stress. Though we here at Brave Me may prefer lions, the fact that Jackson’s favorite animal is the wolf really makes sense. Like them he is extremely intelligent, highly social and loyal to the pack, which in his case is his awesome family!

"I love playing soccer and have played goalkeeper and forward. My goal is to be a professional soccer player in the future. I love football too and I root for the New England Patriots. I really like to go fishing, especially if I can catch snook, snapper and dorado. Christmas is my favorite holiday because I get to see my Aunt from Chicago and my Uncle from San Diego! Being together with the whole family is what makes it the best."

Brave Me Kid of the Week

February 12th - 19th, 2020


Brielle is not just incredibly brave but extremely bright too. Though she has had to learn a great deal more about medical challenges than most second-graders, her smile lights up a room. She is full of empathy for other kids and has a zest for new adventures. Her close-knit family is her greatest source of strength. One of her favorite songs is "The Fight Song" by Rachel Platten and Brielle we know you've still got a lotta fight left in you!

"My brother Jackson is the bravest person I know and I love playing soccer and football with him. I also love playing on the playground and doing gymnastics and practicing on my mat and beam. Math is my best subject in school. When I'm dealing with anything hard, I like to distract myself with arts and crafts, especially drawing unicorns and rainbows!"