Stanton youngster raising funds to battle Type I childhood diabetes

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STANTON – Philanthropy is not a term commonly associated with a nine year old child. Kids are generally flexible thinkers and are more concerned with video games, puzzles, television or just having fun. But for one Stanton boy helping others is something that has been on his mind since he was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic on Dec. 30, 2016 at the age of seven. Graham Butler spent the 2017 New Year in a Lubbock hospital learning about how his life had changed and how he would need to take insulin shots the rest of his life. The sudden change of track in his life did not deter him but made him more inquisitive. As he learned the answers to his questions over the next couple years he always had a yearning to help others. “Since there is no cure for diabetes I wanted to help find a cure so that nobody else will get this disease,” said Graham. After his father, David Butler, came home one day and observed Graham sitting by the road waving over cars he asked him what he was doing. 

 

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