A Mother’s Anthem – I am the Mother of a Diabetic Child

Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by in Charity, Featured, Health, Kids

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SCTV-nominations-Best Campaign filmStroud Valleys’ ‘Suscito Films’ have just completed this film to support Children with Type 1 Diabetes and their families. The idea to create the video came from Stroud Mum, Jo, who features in this film. By January 2013 it had reached 11,000 views worldwide.

This is how the film is described:

Based on the poem “A Mother’s Anthem” by Linda Kaniasty, this film was made by Suscito Films for “Children with Diabetes UK ” to raise awareness as part of Diabetes Awareness Week 2012. When your child is diagnosed with a lifelong, chronic condition it touches the whole family . Not a day , not a night , not a simple task goes by unplanned .

Parents, Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles are all touched. As a Mother your instinct is to do whatever you can to protect your child, to ensure they live a happy and healthy childhood, that the burden of this condition it as light as it can be , that your child lives a carefree life , never stopping to think too long of the implications because it is just too painful.

Type 1 Diabetes is a silent condition. It does not look as serious as it is. But it is.

The faces of our beautiful , happy children do not reflect the serious nature of the condition and the complications it carries. Under the surface, behind the smiles parents are in shock ; heartbroken by the fact that their child cannot live a carefree life as hoped, frustrated by a condition that has no rules and saddened by the fact that their child has an incurable disease.

To understand this condition is to walk a mile in our shoes. For Diabetes Awareness Week 15 Mums read a monologue about being a Mother to a child with Type1 Diabetes. This short film is dedicated to all the Mothers and Fathers who don’t sleep at night, to all the children who live with this condition so bravely and to all the families that this condition touches. Hope is in a cure.

See another film by ‘Suscito Films’ on Stroud Community TV: ‘Dad Dancing’ which was made to help raise money for The Prostate Cancer Charity”.

About Philip

Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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