You Can Do Hard Things!

November 8, 2022

Episode 247

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Description: Mil-Kid, Addison chats about her art piece, how it helped the family to celebrate life’s moments even when her dad was deployed and about the challenges she faces as a military kid with type 1 diabetes and celiac.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Offutt Officers Spouses Club.


Show Notes:

Information on Diabetes

Information on Juvenile Diabetes

Information on Celiac Disease



Addison Richter

Addison Richter is a US Army Active-Duty military child.  She is a rising seventh grader who epitomizes the word resilient.  Our family has endured 4 overseas deployments and multiple training rotations stateside.  Addi and her younger sister, Grace, have also been through 5 PCS moves. In her 6 years of schooling, Addi has attended 5 different schools.

   In 2020, Addi was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as Johns Hopkins Medical Center saved her life.  She was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 2 months later.  This kid doesn’t let her multiple diagnoses define her.  She has played soccer for 9 years and is currently on a club travel soccer team with hopes of playing for the US Women’s National Team in the future.  Addison has been involved with her school’s student council and is a current fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She is an honor roll student who uses art to celebrate her triumphs.


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