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Friday, August 29, 2014

Olivia Estes

Diabetes walk set Sunday

Olivia Estes is a Girl Scout with Oxford Troop 374. She likes music, especially teen pop star Justin Bieber. She plays basketball and enjoys drawing.

When the active 9-year-old isn’t busy being 9 years old, she’s making sure her diabetes is in check.

Olivia Estes is this year’s Oxford honorary chairperson for the Mississippi Walk for Diabetes that will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, starting at the Square in front of the Lafayette County Courthouse.

Registration will begin at 1 p.m. in front of City Hall. Family activities will include a visit from Rancor Raiders Garrison of the Mississippi with “special friends” Darth Vader and other Star Wars characters. All money raised will benefit The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. (October 19, 2010, Page 1)

Don’t forget about type 1 diabetes

Olivia Estes’ favorite subject in school is Greek mythology — where demi-gods and mythical creatures can fly, breathe fire and pull the lighting from the sky. They have great strength and powers, although, they also all have one great weakness.
While some may say having type 1 diabetes might be Olivia’s weakness, they obviously haven’t met the precocious 8-year-old. (April 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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