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Did you know that Stargirl lead star Brec Bassinger has Type 1 diabetes? Admit it, when Brec first took on the lead role in one of Nickelodeon's TV series, Bella and the Bulldog, we all thought of her as the sprightly and spirited girl who was lucky enough to be able to live a beautiful life. Yet, what a lot of people didn't know about her was that her life was hardly a bed of roses. Yes, as sobering as it sounds, not everyone is blessed with good health and promised longevity. Still, what's admirable about the teenage actress is that she never let her condition stop her from living. And by living, we mean reaching for her dreams dauntlessly and passionately as well as becoming a glimmer of hope for kids like her. Brec was first diagnosed with diabetes when she was at the tender age of 8. At the time, she didn't even know what it really meant to have diabetes. She just followed what her doctors at Cook Children’s Medical Center advised her to do. She also remembered a time when she felt inspired and motivated by music artist Nick Jonas after he went public with his condition.
On one of her regular checkups at the center, she decided to take the time out to visit Child Life Zone and talk to other patients like her. It was there that she realized that her true purpose in life: To be someone's Nick Jonas. To this day, even with her hectic schedule, she never fails to make time helping kids like her. Now that's what we call a superhero. Glad we are blessed with kind people on Earth! So, if you want to keep supporting her and see more of her saving lives, watch Stargirl as soon as it gets released!