Everyday Hero: Teen turns diabetes diagnosis into life of helping others

Maguire Schmid was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 10. He's used the diagnosis to power a life of volunteering and fundraising.

ST. PETERSBURG — 

Maguire Schmid loves playing the guitar. His favorite: the electric guitar.

The instrument holds a special meaning for the 15-year-old.

At the age of 10, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, which is also commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes.

Excerpt from Bill Murphy’s article in Bay News- Read more

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I am a retired psychologist now writing freelance . I have published Commonsense Wisdom for Everyday Life, Young Man of the Cloth, The Pastor's Inferno, Navigating Life: Commonsense Reflections for the Voyage, Release Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life, and Make the Best of Your Teen Years. I wrote a newspaper column in Batavia, NY for fourteen years. My articles are now available in my free newsletter, Sliding Otter News. Subscribe free at http://www.eepurl.com/mSt-P.

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