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NFL QB's donation allows first ever children's diabetes camp

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PRINCETON, IN (WFIE) -

Chicago bears QB and Santa Claus native Jay Cutler made a donation about six months ago that made it possible for Camp Carson in Princeton to host their first ever children's diabetes camp.

The camp is going on right now and is the first of its kind in the Tri-State.

We first brought you this story back in December when Cutler made the donation of $25,000.

It came as a surprise to everyone.  It was presented to campers and organizers when they attended a Bears game in Chicago.

It began as an idea from St. Mary's Nurse Scientist Rebecca Winsett.

She's worked with diabetes camps before in other regions and saw a need for one in southern Indiana.

She approached Camp Carson about partnering to develop the camp.

They agreed and with high hopes, Winsett, along with the director of Camp Carson set out for a Bears game, ready to pitch their idea and need for funding to Cutler.

Turns out, Jay's foundation was already committed.

They were presented the check right there on the gridiron.

Some of you might know, Jay Cutler has diabetes so his foundation often supports camps like this one.

The camp is for children ages 9 through 12 and is going on all this week.

They hope to make it annual. 

More information about Camp Carson can be found here.

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