"I'd like to nominate my husband and my sonto win the VIP tour of the new A320.
E is 10 years old and 9 months ago he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It has been a huge learning curve for E and our family. He has learned to inject himself in the stomach with insulin and prick his finger numerous times a day to do blood tests. He is my hero. But heroes sometimes struggle and E hates that Type 1 diabetes makes him different to other kids. Maybe if he won this prize he could learn that being different is sometimes a good thing!"
We won. Well rather they did. Tomorrow morning DH and Mr 10 have an appointment to be on the tarmac at Wellington airport to greet the new Air New Zealand A320. And stepping off the plane to meet them and 9 other lucky kids will be All Black captain Ritchie McCaw and a few of his mates.
Was I bad to play the Type 1 Diabetes card? Maybe. But it paid off.