Thursday, December 6, 2012

#GiveAllTheThings: Monkey Books.

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congrats to the winner:

Holly Allen: Tiana, definitely. She works very hard to squee every second of every day to put toward her dreams. No just isn't an option for the girl! Oh, and she is a great cook of Louisiana cuisine, much like myself!

Holly, please email me at textingmypancreas (at) gmail (dot) com, and thanks to everyone for playing along!

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Remember when I said there would be things you can't buy anywhere?

Products: The Lilly Diabetes/Disney "Coco the Monkey" books - I have one of each, to be given to one lucky winner!


Made possibly by: Lilly Diabetes

Why you want this: Through their collaboration, Lilly and Disney hope to provide an empowering message for families with children who have type 1 diabetes – changing the focus from what they can’t do to what they can do. Coco is Mickey Mouse's charismatic and fun-loving monkey friend who has type 1 diabetes. These books are only available through select health care providers’ offices (or at conferences like Friends For Life, where they handed some out to attendees), but Lilly was kind enough to mail me some to give away!

And, for those wondering, here's what Lilly had to say about finding these books: "The books are currently available only through many endocrinologist healthcare professionals in the United States and are not available for sale. However, there may be times that a particular healthcare team may not have access to these books or be aware of the Lilly Diabetes collaboration with Disney. If this is the case, please advise your readers that their physician office may contact their Lilly Diabetes sales rep or the Lilly Answers Center at 800-Lilly-Rx (800-545-5979) to request a copies.

Similarly, and on a limited basis, Lilly Diabetes may be able to accommodate requests from consumers in cases where they are unable to obtain a copy from their diabetes healthcare team."

To enter today's giveaway contest: Leave a comment below telling me this: If you could be any Disney character, which one would you be, and why? Winners will be drawn at 8:00 pm CST tonight; open to U.S. residents only! I'll update this post shortly after 8:00 with the winner's name.

(And stay tuned; there are more books to come...)

Give All The Things! prizes are intended for people with diabetes and their caregivers, only.

For more information on what "Give All The Things" is about, visit the original post

21 comments:

  1. Pooh bear, because he is amazing and doesn't give a bother. :D And he eats hunny all day with no sign of diabetes.

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  2. T-I-double-gah-eeerrrr! He is a ball of positivity ad that's who I'd like to be.

    If I win these books, they will surely be passed along to a friend who's 5 year old son was just diagnosed.

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  3. Cinderella- she works hard and finally her dreams come true!

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  4. In light of recent Disney's recent purchasing activity? Han Solo... Cause he's HAN frickin' SOLO!

    Don't pick me: I think these books should go to someone with a small T1D child who could really benefit from them, but I couldn't resist saying something.

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  5. Goofy, just because he's the silliest one out there. Also, my son and I like how his hat bounces when he does the Hot Dog Dance at the end of every Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode...

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  6. Aww, off topic but Benny was obsessed with Mickey when he was dx'd in 2006. He was only 23 months and the new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse had just come on TV. He kept asking to watch it while we were in the hospital, of course there weren't DVD's of the show yet (I would have paid $100!). When we got home, Benny was so excited to watch Mickey again! So I'll say Mickey Mouse because he made us smile during those first awful weeks of diabetes.

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  7. Tiana, definitely. She works very hard to squeeze every second of every day to put toward her dreams. No just isn't an option for the girl! Oh, and she is a great cook of Louisiana cuisine, much like myself!

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  8. Minnie Mouse- she is just too cute with her bow and dress :) ... I've got the book on the right... my Lilly rep was able to get us books for camp; this partnership is really neat. The cook book and "teen" books are pretty good too. Wish they would have been around when I was diagnosed.

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  9. The fairy Godmother in Cinderella, mrs. Roo, because I'm always bouncing from one thing to the next with 2 young kids one who has t1d. My daughter has always asked, why do none of the shows on tv or ppl in books have diabetes like me, did God not make them special like me. =)

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  10. Nemo in "Finding Nemo." Nemo was different from all the other clownfish(kids with D often feel different) and his dad had to learn to "let go" and give him eventual independence.

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  11. OMG - that's so interesting...well. I wanna be CoCo the monkey then...My husband and I call each other monkey...how cute!

    corey

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  12. Merida from Brave. Because girls can do anything :)

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  13. Scrooge McDuck. First I'd swim in my gold coins, then I'd fund diabetes research. I would love to rock a top hat and Scottish accent.

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  14. Probably sleeping beauty because she does have to get up at 2am for blood sugar checks : )

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  15. I would definitely be Goofy! He is my favorite!!!

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  16. I'd go for Belle, because she always sees the best in people, but if I won these books they'd go to a little girl who would pick Wonder Woman, and when she found out Wonder Woman isn't a disney character, she'd pick Cinderella and then tell me about her version of the story where prince charming comes looking for cinderella with the glass slipper but she's busy planting a garden in her galoshes and thinks the prince is absurd for holding on to such an impractical shoe.

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  17. I'd be Alice. Because I often believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

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  18. This would be cool! I work in the schools and think it would be great to have these books to share with the kids. I think I'd be Goofy, because.. well I'm goofy at times. ;)

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  19. Goofy , because i can goofy around all day. I do it now and get in trouble all the time with my boss. You have laugh in life so it is less painful

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  20. tinkerbelle: Because she make other dreams come true and she see's the light and hope in everything, also because she can fly !!!! she is also stubbron and never gives up on what she believes in.

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  21. I guess I'd pick Tigger because everyone says that's who I already am. :)

    Don't enter me in the drawing though because I don't have any wee ones to give these books to.

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