Kaden Ford has three brothers and one sister and is a typical 7 year old boy. He loves to swim, bike and dig in the dirt. He is into construction trucks and Kaden at 2yr. tow truck driverTransformers. However, on August 4, 2017, Kaden took on a non-typical 7 year old role.
A few things this new role included were a mininum of 4 injections and multiple finger pricks daily. Type 1 Diabetes entered his life, his family never saw it coming. They had no idea that their 7 yr. old son, would begin the fight of his life.
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease. Currenty, there is no prevention or cure. It carries the constant threat of both life altering (permanent heart, blood vessels, nerve, eye and kidney damage) and the life threatening complications. It is 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Thankfully, there have been medical advances that can provide a "safety net" against this devastating disease. Unfortunatelly, not all of these medical advancements are deemed "necessary" and are therefore not covered by all insurances. The Dexcom is one of these devices.
The Dexcom is a continuous glucose monitor that has the ability to monitor blood glucose levels every five minutes and send the numbers to a mobile phone. No waking Kaden in the middle of the night or when he is outside playing. It has the ability to provide alarms at night or when he goes out of range, which has the potential to save his life. It would also allow his parents to view his blood glucose levels when they are not with him and provide treatment advice from a distance. This technology is amazing and would make his life more bearable but is extremely expensive.
It is our hope to raise enough funds to provide Kaden with this technology for at least a year. A cure is coming but until then, we need to fight this cruel monster....We need your help!
4 Sensors a month at $350 a month $4,200
Receiver for 1 year 599
Transmitter for 6 months -$599x2 1,198
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