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Bonita Mendenhall's Fundraiser:

Kelli-Serving for a Cure

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October 04, 2015

Thank you to Kelli's school, Germantown MiddleTheir note: Kelli, We love that you smile all the time no matter what is on your mind!  See more
Bonita Mendenhall

THE STORY:

Kelli was diagnosed on October 12, 2007 at the age of 4. She is 12 now and still playing soccer, but volleyball has become her new sport and passion. She is planning on trying out for track next week. She is in the Beta Club, Interact Club, and TSA (Technology Student Association).

This is last minute, but all we are asking is for all our friends to give to MS Diabetes Association in order to help fund Kamp Kandu that is so important to the children and their caregivers. (There is a $10 minimum, but get with a few friends and go in together. We just wanted all our friends to just give $1.00, but the $10 minimum squashed that plan :-p)

If you would like to just send a check to MS Diabetes Association or JDRF - make out your check to the association of choice and mail it to:  Mendenhalls Serving for A Cure, 550 Hickory Place, Brandon, MS 39047 

 Thank you for all your continued prayers and support and Kelli is loving life and rocking and rolling through. She is still on a pump; we have switch to the Omni Pod and added the help of the Dexcom Sensor and with the iPhone app I can stalk her numbers as long as we each have a WiFi connection where ever we are. Technology is great, but we still pray for a cure.

Thank you again, love and hugs, Ronnie, Bonita and Kelli Mendenhall

Poem written by Kelli in 6th grade - Teacher: Wendy Oden, Germantown Middle School - April 2015

That Night By: Kelli M.

In the car watching The street lights go by One by one counting until my mom says, “Stay awake, honey, we’re almost there.” A bundle of flashing lights greet us When we arrive, people are rushing everywhere. While my dad, panicking, picked me up, Rushing me into the hospital about to throw up. The fragrance of sickness greeted me, While the sound of wailing children awakened me. Hospital beds proceeding down the halls As I was put in a small looking room. Ladies came in with all kinds of things And all of those things were scaring me. I had no clue of what was going on, But what I can say, I was five. These nice nurses moved us into a room With all of these beds and TVs in there. I saw parents standing by their children, As my parents were frantic and worried too. I was confused and scared So my mom and dad held my hand. We all had to stay awake until midnight But the Disney Channel kept me awake till two a.m. Since then I’ve learned how to handle My blood sugar, to know if it’s low or high For when my hands are shaking, it’s low And when my legs are badly itching it’s high. Blair E. Batson is the hospital for children No matter, if you have diabetes or another disease. Thank you to the nurses and doctors That long, long, night that never left my side.

 

 

 

 

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$340

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bonita Mendenhall

     

  • Robert and Rhonda Cotton

    $50

  • Judy Forester

     

  • Irena McClain

    $10

  • CAROLYN ANGLIN

    $100

  • Teachers from Germantown Middle

    $20

  • Jolyne Shirley

    $10

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113% Raised of$300 Goal

Donor Comments

Jolyne Shirley

Jolyne Shirley

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Teachers from Germantown Middle

Teachers from Germantown Middle

DONATION: $20

Because you are a happy student - all the time. Love, your teachers and fans from Germantown Middle. 3 years ago

CAROLYN ANGLIN

CAROLYN ANGLIN

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Irena McClain

Irena McClain

DONATION: $10

Thank you, Kelli! 3 years ago

Judy Forester

Judy Forester

Because I love you... 3 years ago

Robert and Rhonda Cotton

Robert and Rhonda Cotton

DONATION: $50

Great to hear of Kelli's activities. In honor of Kelli. 3 years ago

Bonita Mendenhall

Bonita Mendenhall

Kelli, We are so blessed to be your parents! The words I write will never be enough nor will I ever be able to truly express how proud your Dad and I are of you. You are a beautiful young lady inside and out. You are growing so fast and beginning to push yourself harder, taking those positive risks in sports and school. We love you, Mama and Daddy 3 years ago