Each day, children across the world — including right here in Lincoln Parish — are faced with painful finger pricks, numerous shots and constant monitoring.
According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, Type 1 diabetes, or juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. The disease causes a lifelong dependence on insulin, and there is currently no prevention or cure.
Santa’s elves may have started stuffing Santa’s sack for Christmas, but a few gift items may still be left on friends and family’s wish lists.
Those who still have a few gift items left have the chance to win prizes, support the local economy and find great deals to close out those wish lists.
The second annual 12 Days of Christmas Shopping event, hosted in part by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and other local businesses, has began. The event is dedicated to showcasing local businesses with an opportunity to win up to $1,000 in prizes.