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CAFF – A mother and daughter face reality of living with Type 1 Diabetes

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Central Alberta Film Festival is coming up Feb. 23-25 and offers up some really interesting films, including SWEET YOYO.

One balmy afternoon in Toronto, single mom Hannah receives the news that no mother wants to hear: her perfect daughter Jozefin (Yoyo for short) has been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  Faced with a new and shocking reality, Hannah and Yoyo must navigate the difficulties of growing up with a serious condition.  


Yoyo quickly learns the difficulty of having a childhood illness, from her new strict diet to administering daily blood sugar tests at school.  While Yoyo bravely comes to terms with her new reality, Hannah struggles with the financial and emotional burden of having a child with Type 1 Diabetes.

Directed and co-written by director Mark Cira, SWEET YOYO is a semi-autobiographical short film that details with a mother and daughter facing the new reality of living with Type 1 Diabetes.

You can catch SWEET YOYO as it makes its World Premiere at the Central Alberta Film Festival as part of the Drama series.

Saturday, February 24
5:20 PM
Carnival Cinemas  

Mark will be in attendance at the premiere.

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The Iron Society steps up to boost Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

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From the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation

Iron Society has Big Heart for giving back

Every fall for the last 7 years, a group of motorcycle riders drive up to the main entrance of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with a cheque in hand.
It’s a trip the members of Iron Society IRC look forward to every year, when they hand over the funds raised from their annual Big Hearts Charity Ride in July.
Since 2012, the Big Hearts Charity Ride has donated proceeds from their poker run to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre’s neonatal intensive care unit.
“We’ve all got kids. Let’s support local, our hospital needs help,” says Randy Hellmer. “When we sat down as a group of friends, we did a lot of research. The Foundation was one that kept coming back to us. Every dollar that we donate to the hospital goes to purchase equipment.”
Last summer, over 50 riders travelled more than 250 kilometres across Central Alberta. The ride attracts participants from all over and is family friendly and is not limited to just motorbikes. It’s not uncommon to see a couple of classic cars show up.
Iron Society IRC is a small but mighty group of 16 members that love giving back to the community. In addition to their annual Big Hearts ride, the group does a number of other charity events and supports other community causes. They love giving back to the community.
July 2020 is the 8th year for the Big Hearts Charity Ride: “When it comes to fundraising, the motorcycle community is very generous. It’s great to see people come out”.
Do you want to host your own fundraiser for our hospital? Visit our website for details on how we can help.

Red Deer Hospital Lottery & Mega Bucks 50 launching soon!

Construction is nearly complete on the 2020 Red Deer Hospital Lottery grand prize dream home built by Sorento Custom Homes located at 121 Larratt Close, Red Deer.
Ticket sales will launch March 13

Let’s Rally Together For Better Healthcare!

There are still medial scopes on the equipment list that need to be funded.
You can help us fill the gap and make a difference.  Your donations will help fund these urgently needed medical scopes for Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.  Give today!
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I Did Everything the Family Nurse suggested and it Worked like Magic!

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Dionisio wasn’t feeling himself. He had very little energy, he was always sleepy and thirsty, he was craving sweets and needed to urinate often. When he described these symptoms to his doctor, the doctor sent him to the Family Nurse to review his lifestyle.

Dionisio listened to the nurse carefully and followed every suggestion. She suggested he make changes in his diet such as more fruits and vegetables, smaller portions, less treats and lots of other fine tuning. She also coached him on increasing exercise and exercising regularly.

He now uses the treadmill, bikes and lifts weights regularly and enjoys these activities. His goal was to lose at least 5 pounds with these changes, and he accomplished that. In a four-month period his hemoglobin A1C went from 16.6 to 6.5, a huge improvement in blood work and in how he feels.

Dionisio’s advice to anyone in a similar situation is, “To make change you have to follow the suggestions. That got me to where I want to be.”

Here are some other success stories from Red Deer Primary Care Network.

Elizabeth: Better Balance and Strength

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