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Lilly Diabetes Announces Once Upon A Time Contest Winner
Date:7/2/2012

INDIANAPOLIS, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

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  • Lilly #Diabetes sending winning family to #FFL12
  • Once Upon A Time Contest celebrates life with type 1 #diabetes #FFL12
  • Family wins trip to annual #FFL12 from Lilly #Diabetes Once Upon A Time Contest

Lilly Diabetes today announced Meri Schuhmacher as the winner of its Once Upon A Time Contest. Lilly Diabetes created the Contest to spark a national dialogue about type 1 diabetes by asking family members to write about their experience with diabetes. The Contest launched at the same time Lilly Diabetes and Disney announced a new collaboration to combine Lilly's deep understanding of diabetes with Disney magic to provide inspiration, education and practical advice for caregivers and people with type 1 diabetes.

"Winning this contest means so much to my family," said Meri Schuhmacher. "Living with type 1 diabetes can be challenging, but also inspiring. The Once Upon A Time Contest reminds us to celebrate our lives with diabetes, and the Friends for Life annual meeting is the ultimate way to do that while we connect with other families with similar experiences.  We can't wait to attend!"

Schuhmacher's winning entry shared her story as the mother of four boys, three of whom are living with type 1 diabetes. Her inspiring essay is featured on Disney Family.com's type 1 diabetes website, www.family.com/type1. The Schuhmacher family lives in Petaluma, CA.

Launched in July 2011, the Once Upon A Time Contest encouraged parents and caregivers to submit an original written work inspired by their child's experience with type 1 diabetes. The winning entry was determined by a panel of independent judges. The Schuhmachers were awarded a five-day/four-night trip to the 2012 children with DIABETES annual conference, Friends fo
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