Kristen was diagnosed October 23, 2014 with type one diabetes and she has lived bravely everyday since. Kristen's pancreas does not produce insulin anymore so she get's insulin through multiple daily injections. Kristen has endured well over 7,000 pokes from lancets and needles over the past two years. She checks her blood sugar any where from 5-10 times daily. She gets a shot of insulin after every meal and to correct high blood sugars. Kristen is our little hero because she is so brave and courageous. The Lord has given her the strength she needs daily. We are fundraising for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi because they have helped our family over the past two years in very big and small ways. When Kristen was newly diagnosed they sent her a "WE CARE" backpack! They also gave Kristen a dexcom after she experienced a seizure from a low blood sugar a couple months after being diagnosed. They also helped petition medicaid to pay for the dexcom. In July 2015 MS Medicaid starting paying for this very special medical device in managing diabetes. The DFM offers educational classes, conferences, Spring/Fall Camp for the kiddos, and has a facebook support group who is always there to answer questions and give encouragement. Just this past week the DFM reached out to our family when Kristen ran out of test strips and her supplies were delayed from the medical supply company. They overnight test strips to us! What a huge blessing that was to our family. If you can't walk with us on November 6th in Oxford would you please give a donation in Kristen's honor? The DFM helps families all over MS like ours. This is our chance to help them! Thanks for giving and supporting such a wonderful non-profit organization.