What a treat to speak with Crystal Bowersox earlier this summer.

For the second year, the singer/songwriter and American Idol runner-up traveled to the Friends For Life Conference. She shared her own experiences with type 1 diabetes and became an inspiration to the children and families there.

Here’s my interview with her:

I spoke with Crystal two years ago over the phone, for a radio station interview. It was fun, but nothing compares with speaking to someone in person. She has a genuine affection for these kids and, at times, seems almost surprised that she’s become a role model for them. I hope she continue to return for this conference and many more.