12:22PM, Friday 19 October 2012
Enterprising mums Dawn Pritchard and Leyla Watson are hosting a ball in Windsor to help raise money to give children like theirs a normal lives.
They hope the Sugar Plum ball at the Castle Hotel in High Street tomorrow will raise £20,000 towards finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Dawn's son Cameron and Leyla's boy Samuel were diagnosed when they were eight.
Leyla said: "Cameron and Samuel can't be carefree like other children. They can't run on a football pitch and start playing, they have to do a blood sugar test first and take insulin every time they want to eat something.
"They have to do at least seven fingertip blood tests every day and have multiple injections just to stay alive."
The condition affects 400,000 people in the country, including 29,000 children. But the search for a cure to give sufferers a normal life is on.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend Dawn and Leyla's ball.