On Oct. 31, 2012, Emily was taken to her family doctor with what we thought was the flu. She had been pale and lethargic for days. The first thing the doctor did was check her blood sugar. Her blood sugar was so high that the clinic's meter couldn't read it. The doctor entered the room, put her arm around my shoulders, and told me she had bad news. Em has Type 1 Diabetes. The doctor had called for an ambulance to rush Emily up to Children's Hospital in St. Paul. What followed was the most terrifying three days of my life. Our family learned that no one knows for sure what causes T1D, how to prevent T1D, and that there is NO cure for T1D. Emily now has to have her blood sugar checked via a finger poke 4-6 times per day and receives at least 4 shots of insulin per day as well. Em, being the amazingly strong 6 year old that she is, has done remarkably well with all of the life changes that this has thrown her way. What we want to do now is educate as many people as we can about what Type 1 Diabetes is and do what we can to find a cure. We're hoping to raise as much money as we can by participating in the Walk for Diabetes at the Mall of America on Sat. Feb 23, 2013. Our team is called "Emily's Monkeys". We'd appreciate any donation you could make on Em's behalf. She'll be walking with us that day and we'll take plenty of pictures to share with everyone!
Thank you so much for your support!!
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