A Diabetic Alert Dog for Carley

$10,202 of $20k goal

Raised by 101 people in 44 months
Jennifer Smith Ravanesi  WEST GROVE, PA



On August 8, 2011 the Bantas' lives changed in an instant. Their daughter, Carley, was rushed to the hospital with a blood sugar level of 697 (normal is 80-180) and was very sick. Carley was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. When Carley's parents, Dave and Karen, were told the diagnosis they had no idea what life would be like caring for a toddler with Type 1 diabetes. They went from giving Carley snacks and meals without any thought to weighing her portions, counting carbs, figuring out how much insulin to administer, not to mention all the endless finger sticks and needles they would have to give their then 2 year old daughter.
As the Bantas have learned more and more about Carley's diabetes, they have learned about a horrible situation that can happen in children with diabetes. It's called the Dead in Bed Syndrome and happens when a diabetic's blood sugar dips so dangerously low overnight that the person cannot recover. Dave and Karen live with the fear every night, (waking at least once a night to check her blood sugar) and say a silent prayer every morning before they go and wake Carley for school. 
That is why we have decided that now is the perfect time to get Carley a Diabetic Alert Dog. These dogs are specifically trained to react to the chemical change produced by blood sugar highs and lows can help give Carley's parents the peace of mind that their daughter will be safe. 



Above you will see a picture of the dog we have put a deposit on. She is a British Yellow Lab and Carley has named her Sugar!
Please consider donating to this amazing cause. We won't stop until we have a dog for Carley.


Thank you,
Friends of Carley

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Update 3
Posted by Jennifer Smith Ravanesi
40 months ago
We have a date for the Carley Fund Band, Beef, and "Beverage". November 9th at ABVM in West Grove, PA. Tickets are available for $30. There will be great food and beverages along with a live band. Fantastic raffles will take place at the event. So far we have a weekend getaway, restaurant gift cards, sports memorabilia, mini iPad, grocery gift cards, and tons of gift baskets. Please contact me at jennisue77@yahoo.com for tickets or donations.
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Update 2
Posted by Jennifer Smith Ravanesi
44 months ago
We have raised over $1100 in one day!!! AMAZING!!!
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Update 1
Posted by Jennifer Smith Ravanesi
44 months ago
Just 4 hours into our campaign and we are already over $200. Thank you for all of your "shares" and support!
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$10,202 of $20k goal

Raised by 101 people in 44 months
Created March 24, 2013
Jennifer Smith Ravanesi  
$200
Anonymous
35 months ago
AF
$50
Andrew Fetzer
35 months ago
$250
Anonymous
37 months ago
DH
$50
Daphne Hicks
38 months ago

We're so happy to support Carley... Eric, Daphne, Eric & Erica Hicks

DH
$100
Dan Hefton
38 months ago

Best Wishes!! -Dan & Jordan Hefton

RK
$50
Renee Kaighn
39 months ago
KP
$100
KENNETH/EDNA PERRY
40 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Banta family. Praying that God will intervene and watch over Carley.

$25
Anonymous
40 months ago
GP
$25
Greg & Rian Painter
40 months ago
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$50
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40 months ago
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