Amazing 8-Year-Old, Ellen Jourdan, Walks Us Through Changing Her OmniPod®


Who remembers what it was like to be 8 years old? I think my biggest responsibility was feeding my goldfish every day (rest in peace, Goldilocks) and the greatest challenges I faced in life included multiplication and surviving my first sleepover without calling my parents to come pick me up. However, if you were a child who grew up with diabetes, your experience, in some ways at least, probably looked a little different.

Ellen Jourdan’s grandmother, Debra, recently shared an absolutely adorable video with us, and we are so excited to share it with you! In it, 8-year-old Ellen walks us through the process of changing her OmniPod® and even offers some helpful pro-tips along the way. We are so impressed by Ellen’s courage, maturity, and sweet sense of humor, and can see why her family is so proud of her!

Check it out!

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L.D. and her ten-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved to Seattle two years ago from Tucson, Arizona. They chose Seattle because they heard that's where they kept all the good coffee - plus Ella learned about grass. L. De Mello likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.