Saturday, May 2, 2009

All About Wylinn

Wylinn Rose Palmisano
Born: May 6, 2004
Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes: April 14, 2008 at the tender age of 3 years old.
Type 1 Diabetes is an Auto Immune Disease that can strike children and adults suddenly.
In Type 1 Diabetes the body mistakenly DESTROYS the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
Wylinn will be insulin dependent until a cure is found.

Parents: John and Stefani
Brother: Samuel Louis - born October 29, 2007
Pet: Nick the dog

Wylinn's Favorites
Color: Blue
Food: Pizza
Music: Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers
Song: Best of Both Worlds
Vacation: Disney World
Stuffed Animal: Kung Fu Panda
Book: Go Dog Go
TV Show: All the Disney programs
Hobbies: Cooking with grandma, dancing school, photography, swinging at the playground, swimming in the pool, playing with her cousins Jacob and Joseph.

Wylinn is a normal active 4 year old girl interested in a variety of activities and pre-school learning. Her parents John and Stefani have adjusted their family life for raising a child with Type 1 Diabetes who is insulin dependent. Wylinn's life is scheduled around her Diabetes. She tests he blood sugar 4 times a day and requires insulin injections 4 times a day. All of her food calories are closely calculated to ensure that her carbohydrate, protein and fat levels are in perfect balance. Everyone in the family is on a schedule and Wylinn's new lifestyle leaves no room for error. Samuel will grow up thinking that counting carbs and a planned lifestyle is normal.

This blog is a way of updating you on Wylinn's growth and development as well as her adjustment to life as a Type 1 Diabetic. Over the past year we have received tremendous support and caring from all of our relatives and friends in our efforts to raise money to find a cure for Diabetes.

Thank you for your showing you care by reading this blog and contributing to our fundraising efforts.

Please think of Wylinn as OUR LITTLE PRINCESS!


  1. john i admire yours , your wifes and your baby girls courage in fighting this battle... i myself battle a couple of different autoimmune diseases and i hope my children never have to deal with them ... but she has you as parents and you love , so there is no doubt that she will be ok... :)

  2. Looks great Terri!!!
    You have wonderful friends who have helped you put this together for you...kudos to them

  3. Hi... just happen to cross your site...

    Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:

    I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!