Charlie Howell

Charlie Howell

North Delta boys battle diabetes

Lemonade sale today to benefit research into the disease.

One thing Charlie Howell and Nicholas Kluftinger, both seven years old, don’t like about having diabetes is the multiple finger pokes needed to check their blood-sugar levels, so the two have teamed up to try and make a difference for others with the disease.

Charlie and Nicholas were diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a young age and rely on numerous injections of insulin daily to survive.

This Saturday (May 28), the two North Delta boys will be selling lemonade to support their walk team, Team Hot Wheels, at the annual Telus Walk To Cure Diabetes, to be held on June 12 at both Stanley Park in Vancouver and The Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove.

The lemonade stand will be part of a large neighbourhood garage sale at 6451 McKenzie Drive in North Delta from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to supporting the walk team some of the funds raised will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which works for treatments to improve the lives of people living with Type 1 diabetes.

An online donation to Team Hot Wheels can also be made at

Surrey North Delta Leader