On May 15, Jordan Morris of the Seattle Sounders visited Lake Tapps Elementary to meet with kids who have been diagnosed with diabetes and speak at an assembly.
Morris, a forward for the Sounders, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age nine, and he shared his experiences in a pre-assembly meeting with five children, (left to right) Mila, Luci, Karlon, Cody, and Allisa, who also have diabetes.
Morris talked about learning to manage his blood sugar and still pursuing his passion of soccer despite his diabetes. He encouraged them to work hard to achieve their goals and not be stopped by their diabetes.
At the school assembly, Morris explained Type 1 Diabetes to the students and encouraged them to be kind and supportive to other kids who have diabetes.
Also pictured is Heather Stewart, a third grade teacher at Lake Tapps Elementary and the facilitator of the event.