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Any time kids are suffering, it’s heartbreaking. Recently I had some blood work done and it showed I’m borderline diabetic. I don’t need to take any action right now, but that’s never good to hear. That said, I’m an adult and can deal with it. When diseases like diabetes effect kids, you want to help in any way possible.

This weekend, ‘Anchored in a Cure” is holding an inside yard sale. The sale will be held at 331 Dallas Spencer Mountain Road in Gastonia from 8 am-1 pm. The charity has teamed up this year with Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes Specialist in Charlotte to provide financial backing for medical supplies for underinsured and uninsured pediatric patients. ‘Anchored in a Cure’ also hopes to raise enough funds to send a few children to camp for children with diabetes.

‘Anchored in a Cure’ was started by Patricia Erickson after her son Andrew passed away in 2012 due to diabetes. Andrew was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of six. He unfortunately succumbed to a hypoglycemic seizure while sleeping at the age of 27.

If you’d like to find out more about “Anchored in a Cure”, make a donation, or are suffering from diabetes and are in need of some help, click here.