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Drawing her way to success

Xanthe Taylor, an 11-year-old girl living with diabetes,

used her artistic skills to draw a diabetes superhero at

a national virtual event.

Despite being confined by the Covid

pandemic, Xanthe Taylor participated

in a virtual 'Camp in the Cloud' to

learn more about living with Type 1

diabetes and share her experience online with

other children and families from across the

country. It was organised by registered charity

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

(DRWF) in partnership with Over The Wall,

another charity.

Part of the event was a workshop with

medics and professional designers who have

created a comic series for young people living

with the condition. Xanthe's design was chosen

to be turned into a professional artwork and

was presented to her this week featuring her

superhero creations 'Super Nurse' and 'Insulin

Thief' as an art canvas.

After the event, Xanthe's mum, Paula Taylor

said: "A bit like Type 1 Diabetes, every day is

a battle, every day is different but as a family

we have learned to do things like carb-count,

work out insulin doses, inject it, and work

through the highs and lows together. She loves

drawing and art so the comic book workshop

with DRWF's Lee Calladine and Dr Patel from

Southampton General Hospital really interested

her. She designed her characters based on her

own story, how she played football and how the

Insulin Thief raided her pancreas, but the Super

Nurse gave her more insulin and made her

better again to score the winning Goal. When

we were told about the Camp in the Cloud we

decided, as a family, to do it. We dedicated our

weekend to it and loved every minute! Xanthe

was a bit nervous to begin with, but she started

speaking more towards the end."

Danny McLaughlin of Revolve Comics

congratulated Xanthe on her designs. He said,

"Everyone here loves to see the creativity that

comics can bring to young people. Well done to

Xanthe on creating some brilliant artwork and

wonderful characters that hopefully will inspire

more young people living with diabetes to get

creating their stories too."

Xanthe with her canvas by Revolve Comics.

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