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Bell Middle School 6th-grader inspires Athleta to design new sweatshirt

Bell Middle School 6th-grader inspires Athleta to design new sweatshirt
Posted on 09/18/2019
Bell Middle School 6th-grader inspires Athleta to design new sweatshirt to fit her lifestyleOwn Your Power! Bell Middle School 6th-grader Sabrina Streich inspires Athleta to design new sweatshirt that fits her lifestyle.

Originally published at https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/colorado-sixth-grader-inspires-major-clothing-company-to-create-diabetes-friendly-design. September 13, 2019

by Liz Gelardi

Sometimes the best ideas are are born out of necessity. And in this case, a sixth-grader from Golden decided to do something when she saw a need for more pockets in her clothing. Sabrina Streich was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 8 years old.

She's always been active and she wears a Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor to keep tabs on her blood-sugar levels. The monitor sends information to her phone and her parents so they always know how she's doing. She will soon be wearing an insulin pump too and realized it was hard to hide all the devices in her clothing.

"That’s why I wrote Athleta telling them I need more pockets because girls just in general don’t have pockets in their clothes and we need more pockets, just as much as the boys do," said 11-year-old Streich.

Streich wrote a letter to the Gap-owned active wear brand Athleta. She also included a sketch of a sweatshirt that showed extra pockets. She was shocked when she received a letter back that was signed by several designers at the company.

Read more at https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/colorado-sixth-grader-inspires-major-clothing-company-to-create-diabetes-friendly-design

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Bell Middle School 6th grader inspires new Athleta sweatshirt design
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