In just a few days we will be walking in our 5th annual Say Boo to Diabetes Walks! Kaci was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on July 28, 2009.
It was a day I will never forget and
one that I wish I could forget forever!
She was only 7!
She was beautiful!
She was smart!
She was silly!
She was mine....
She was my heart!
Kaci will be insulin-dependent for the rest of her life. She receives approximately 2, 190 shots a year (and that many finger pricks- if not more). In addition to her rigorous blood testing and insulin shots, everything she consumes must be weighed and measured, and her blood levels (at times) need to be checked while she sleeps and plays.
Kaci has always been a trooper and rarely complains. As you all know, she is full of smiles and laughs!. Kaci continually amazes us and is a blessing to have in our lives as a daily reminder of spirit, humility, and a positive attitude.
Kaci used to ask us, “When is my diabetes going to go away?” It’s was a painful question to hear.
It is even more painful that she doesn't ask that question anymore.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the #1 non-profit funder of diabetes research worldwide. One of JDRF’s largest fundraising events is the “Walk to Cure Diabetes." This year’s walk will be held on Sunday, October 27th at The Domain at 9:00.
If you are interested, there are three ways you can help us make a difference for Kaci:
· You can join our Family Team, which consists of family and friends who collect pledges and walk with us.
· Send your donation and contact others in your circle of family and friends to donate as well.
· You can send our family a tax-deductible contribution in any amount, made payable to JDRF. We will deliver any donations in Kaci’s honor the morning of the Walk.
Here is the link to our walk page if you would like to make a donation.
She is 11!
She is beautiful!
She is smart!
She is silly!
She is mine!
She is my heart!