One day in lamaze class, my husband started cracking jokes to the new dad next to him. Those jokes turned into a great friendship between two families. Farrah was born on October 26, 2006, and Ava was born on October 31, 2006. We have thousands of pictures of these two girls, ranging from days old, to crawling, to walking in the park and gluing stuff to the wall (well, the aftermath at least).
Then on June 10, 2011 Ava was diagnosed with T1D. No one is quite sure why her pancreas gave up. But it did, and I watched as their lives turned upside down.
Ava is a trooper. She tests herself, but she doesn't do her own insulin, yet. I can't imagine fumbling with that long equation, three, four, more times a day, trying to factor in exercise and time a certain type of carb will take to break down... each time knowing that this wonderful little life is in my hands.
If I could do anything to give these three people just one more care-free day, I would do it in a heart beat. That's why I chose to be the team captain for Eric Mower + Associates. We're trying to raise $1,000, but I think we can do even better than that.
PLUS, it's going to be a beautiful fall day at Long Branch Park. What's not to love? Please donate or fundraise!
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Hunter & Kyle