Dale County
Feature Story
When Michael was only 14 months old he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Of course, at that age he had no idea what was going on. There’s no doubt that it was life changing, not just for us but for everyone that we are close with too. Because Michael sure loved to eat, it was a job trying to make sure he was taken care of and his numbers were where they were supposed to be, while at the same time making him feel normal when we were at gatherings and birthdays. Children's of Alabama helped us so much when it came to learning everything we needed to know. Dr. Latif was an excellent doctor and we absolutely loved him. It was always a Roll Tide/War Eagle thing with him and Michael. Michael touched everybody he met and was the most lovable kid ever; he loved everybody.

Michael went home to be with our Lord and Savior six years ago due to complications from his diabetes, and if it weren’t for Children's of Alabama I wouldn't have gotten to know my son for those four years he was with us. I owe so much to Children’s and everyone for that. So Children’s, thank you so very much!!!