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By American Diabetes Association

Diagnosed at the age of three, I have been living with type 1 diabetes for nearly all of my life. Since my diagnosis, my path has crossed with many influential and inspiring people who have shaped my journey. From the beginning, my family, friends, doctors and the American Diabetes Association have had such a huge influence on me.

I’ve been actively involved with the Association since I first attended their Camp Wana Kura, in San Diego, at age five. I’ve been to Diabetes Camp every year since and have been a teen staff member for the past four summers. At 16 years old, I am the youngest (and proudest!) ongoing member of the Camp Wana Kura planning committee to help plan the most successful Diabetes Camp possible. I’ve loved helping the kids and working with diabetes so much that I’ve even listed myself as a babysitter for children with diabetes!

I’m also very involved with my local Association office and their events. As an avid advocate and fundraiser, I’ve shared my personal story and passion to find a cure at the San Diego Tour de Cure

Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah C.B. Helping Hands Ministries Founder/Overseer / Business owner / Nurse, Friend, Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah, a small town country girl with a big heart. That big heart didn’t go unnoticed by God. At age 8; Apostle Shelia made the most important decision of her life. She decided to follow Christ. It wasn’t long before she heard the calling of God upon her life to reach the lost at any cost. To touch lives, one person at a time. By age 15 she was actively ministering to many in her community. From the young to the elderly, and even the dying; she has made it a priority to care for the souls of those in need. Today Apostle Shelia leads the C.B. Helping Hands Ministries team on a greater call. A call to reach the lost not just in our community but also around the world. C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and Apostle Shelia have become the vessel that God is using to bridge the gap between generations and touch the hearts of a lost, and dying world. Daily she ministers to the homeless, battered women, suicidal people and at risk youth among others. As a John Maxwell certified coach, and speaker she travels the world adding value to others. She is dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and helping others see their true potential. With a never quit attitude and unwavering faith, she has been able to build C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and testify of God’s provisions and unfailing love. Making sure to always give God the honor and praise. She motivates young adults like none other. She has become a renown inspirational speaker like none other. She is real, she is alive, she is on fire and excited about transforming, and adding value to others.. She is new, real, and a breath of fresh air. Called, and anointed for such a time as this.
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