My cousin Brianna


I may have mentioned my cousin Brianna in previous blogs, as she loves me and adores me very much.  When I lived in Australia and she would come to visit she would play with me and give me lots of cuddles and kisses.  In fact I was the first person she would want to see when she went to visit Omi and Poppy.

This blog today is dedicated to her as I am really proud of her and she is famous!!

 Mummy showed me a picture of her in an article in the Southern Highlands Newspaper.  Brianna has Type 1 diabetes and this article was all about how brave she is and how she is trying to help raise money to help JDRF find a cure.  I will include the link so you can see it for yourselves.

Brianna was diagnosed with Diabetes when she was on holiday in the US when she was only 3 years old.  Diabetes is not easy to live with, every two to three hours (even when she’s asleep) Brianna must prick her finger to test her blood glucose levels or inject insulin into her body to keep her alive.  She has to monitor everything she puts her in mouth as it can affect her sugar levels.  As she is getting older she is a lot more aware of how to deal with this and is very good at saying no to treats and testing her blood herself.  I am so proud of her, she is very brave.

 Every year around this time JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) organise a 5km ‘Walk for a Cure’ fundraising event.  It is in aid of raising lots of money to help find a cure for young people with Diabetes.  This year the walk was in Parramatta Park and Brianna walked the full 5km.  Omi, Poppy, Aunty Melissa and Uncle Nathan and lots of other family and friends all dressed up and joined her.  So far Brianna has raised almost $2000 but  I want to help her raise a little bit more.  So I thought it would be great to share Brianna’s story with my readers, friends and family.  I would really appreciate if you can dig deep and help my favourite cousin reach her goal by donating to her fundraising page.  It’s really easy to do, and will only take a min. 

You can also read her article if you want to hear more about her story. 


My cousin Brianna and I - Two little Princesses.

H x



About Harlow London Stanley

With a lot of help from my mummy, I am writing this blog to help my friends and family stay in touch with me when we move to London in a few weeks. I am going to miss everyone and I am not very good at writing emails and I can't talk yet, so skype can be difficult. So we thought this would be the most fun way for everyone to see what I am up to. At the moment I am almost 6 months old so there are few big milestones ahead of me, teeth, crawling, walking and talking are just a few that I hope to master this year. All of my family will be home in Australia and will miss these amazing moments, so I promise to post them with pictures, videos and little diary entries as soon as they happen.

2 responses »

  1. Hi Harlow
    That was really lovely of you to talk about your bigger cousin Brianna,I know she misses you a lot and so does Ava, I agree Brianna is a very brave little girl and we are all really proud of the way she handles everything, we all had fun on the walk and really appreciate any donations as we hope one day they will find a cure for her and all the other kids with diabetes.
    Could you give mummy a big kiss to thank her for her donation and for helping you write the story about Brianna
    Big Hugs and Kisses Omi and Poppy

  2. Thanks Harlow, Aunty Michelle & Uncle Alan for your donation and for letting all of your friends and family know about the Walk for a cure. My team has now raised $1416 and my Dad & I raised personally $981, my Daddys work is also going to match up to $2000 of what Daddy & I raise personally so that will be really great I get so excited everytime someone makes a donation.

    We all miss you very much but I am glad you are having a nice time.
    Love you
    From Brianna

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