It's been 6 months and as you all know we DID get Adam his dog. Jeff got here last Sunday and is doing an amazing job already. Without all of your help we would not have been able to do this . . . so from the bottom of our hearts. . . thank you! thank you! thank you!!
A heartfelt thank you for everyone who made this possible! We are over the biggest hurdle - funding Adam's dog!!
We are going to take a breather to celebrate today - and tomorrow will take stock of the other expense's involved in bringing Jeff home from California . . . thank you again - we could not do this without you!
Again - thank you for your support. We are so close to our goal!
Please remember if we exceed goal - that money will go towards pet insurance, vet bills, etc. for 'Jeff' . . . and speaking of Jeff . . . do you think Adam is getting excited about getting his diabetes-alert dog?
We are so close to goal! Thank you everyone who has contributed - and now let's bring this home!! Adam has had his dog assigned to him (Jeff!) - now we need to ensure we have the funds to bring the dog to Adam.
Currently a deposit has been paid with the remainder due upon delivery. Jeff is now ready to begin 'scent training' using Adam's scent.
Once Jeff is delivered and paid for - Adam's life will change . . . Jeff, as a service dog will accompany Adam everywhere - to school, to play, to sleep at night and will alert Adam, his family, his teachers, his friends when Adam's blood sugars go out of range.
This would not be possible without all of your donations - we have such a small way to go. If we exceed our goal - any additional funds will go towards health insurance, vet care and food for Jeff . . .
Adam's dog has been assigned to him, the deposit has been paid which means that 'he who is soon to be named' will begin training for Adam over the next six months.
We do need to continue our efforts to raise the funding however to be able to bring this dog home. We are 75% of the way there so let's keep this going strong. If we surpass the goal, additional funds will be used for the dog's medical expenses, pet insurance, etc.
Another great day but still very far fr our goal. Reach out and reach far! We are getting Adam his dog! Thank you for everything you've done - and even more for what you will continue to do to make this a reality!!!
Good morning! Today is going to be a great fundraising day - I can just feel it. Remember NO donation is too small. Keep re-posting and reminding that this is for 7-year-old Adam and the dream of keeping him safe 24/7.
All - we are close to owning 1/3 of a dog - unfortunately we need 100% of a dog. Thank you all for everything to date - but think about this if all 65 people that donated could get 5-10 people to donate $20 we would exceed our goal and bring this puppy home.
You have all been amazing - but as I've said before - pay it forward . . . on behalf of Adam and his family - we cannot thank you enough.
Let's keep this going goes. Appreciate all of your support and ask that you keep this moving! Pass on to family and friends. No donation is too small. . . and this literally could save a life!!! Thank you again for your support!
Wow! 20% of goal and I don't even know what to say. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! but we need $12k more to get this dog to Adam - and Adam needs this dog. Most mom's worry about their kids doing normal kid stuff - parties, bad decisions, etc. Adam's family worries about Adam - 24/7. A diabetes dog would help them get 10, 15 more minutes of sleep a night. . . and then more. Help us help them - and from the bottom of my heart <3 Thank you!
“My friend Morayea wrote this – please take a moment to read and help if at all possible!”
Meet my 7-year-old son Adam. Cute isn’t he?
You wouldn’t know it to see him but he suffers from Juvenile Diabetes. He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 2 and has been insulin dependent ever since.
How does this affect our lives?
Diabetes impacts everything we do. Unlike Type 2 or Adult Onset which is a metabolic disease, Type 1 is an autoimmune disease; it cannot be managed simply with diet and exercise. Without careful monitoring of his blood sugars, Adam is at risk at any time for serious organ damage, coma, and even death. His diabetes often limits his ability to experience the things other kids take for granted. An ice cream cone, a sleepover, camping trip, even playing outside with his brother and sister.
A diabetes alert dog would change our lives.
This dog could SAVE Adam’s life.
A diabetic alert dog will alert those around Adam whenever his blood sugar levels start to move outside of a safe range. Right now Adam is sent home a lot from school due to high blood sugars. His dog would alert that a change is occurring so his teacher and school nurse could address his needs sooner versus sending him home because his count got too high.
It will also alert us when his sugars fall low. There are times when Adam’s sugars fall so quickly that all of a sudden he doesn’t have the energy to stand. Lows are the scariest and most serious. If not caught in time, his body will just shut down.
We check Adam’s blood sugar throughout the day and night (sleep is a luxury in our house). But, the dog would let me know if in between those checks something was wrong. Type 1 diabetes is unpredictable and his sugars can turn on a dime. A couple of weeks ago even though it hadn’t been that long since his last check, I checked Adam around 2am and he was in the low 40’s; had I not checked him then, he may not have made it through the night.
A diabetes dog would help to change all of this. A diabetes dog would help us all breath easier, relax a bit and worry less.
We are so thankful of anything you can contribute to help us get Adam his life saving dog.
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