Hodia was the first place that I felt like a normal kid. As a child growing up with type one diabetes, I always felt different and pretty alone. My world changed in the summer of 1999. All of a sudden, there was color! Hodia introduced me to children from all over the state and surrounding areas with type one diabetes. Little did I know that those kids would become my family. There was no doubt in my mind that I would be a part of this program for the rest of my life. I even took my engagement photos at camp! Those trails transformed me into a better person and welcomed me into a loving community I will never leave. I now have the privilege of serving as the Marketing Director for Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs! I get to serve children the same way I was as a camper, and that fills my heart with joy. Hodia taught me independence, responsibility, leadership, integrity, and above all else, how to love unconditionally.