You all know my undying effort to help my daughter, Morgan, deal with type one diabetes never stops so I will be hitting the streets of New York again March 19th to continue to raise funds for T1D. Any donation large or small is most appreciated by our entire family. This truly is a family disease and effects literally every decision we make from dinner plans to vacations.
Morgan (15) was diagnosed with T1D 3-weeks after her 6th birthday. We had to learn a new life… No longer were the days where we could just be "parents" and Morgan a carefree little girl. In addition to acting like Morgan's pancreas, David and I had to learn to become nurses, doctors and caregivers as well as parent a six-year-old, three-year-old and three-month-old. We had no idea the direction our lives would take from hearing the words, " I am so sorry to tell you this, but Morgan has diabetes." Morgan, and so many others, have to live their entire lives not only giving themselves insulin with every bit of food, sip of a drink or to bring a high blood sugar down but also knowing any little mistake could mean them their life.
Fast forward three years from the time we learned about Morgan's diagnosis and we come to find out that Caroline (13) has also developed all of the markers of this relentless disease. Every day we currently go through is another day we are grateful Caroline hasn't developed it yet but sadly, her odds are not good as she has a 98% chance.
Now, more than ever T1D needs financial help. We have seen incredible advancements in the 9 years Morgan has had this disease but there is still a mountain to climb. For Morgan, college is a short two years away. The fear that we have of leaving her on her own (especially during the night which can be fatal if she doesn't wake from a low blood sugar) is tremendous and frankly, heart wrenching. For Caroline… Well – we hope she is the 2% that doesn't get it.
Your continued support over the years means the world to all of us and I cannot begin to thank you enough.
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