We have started a fundraiser to help pay for a life saving Diabetic Alert Dog for our 7 year old son named Brayden. Brayden has recently been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and is in dire need of having a Diabetic Alert Service Dog to help monitor his blood glucose levels and alert when the levels become abnormal. Your donation will help us with the cost of obtaining a Diabetic Alert Service Dog. Every dollar will help. The Donation Page is http://www.gofundme.com/b5h85g
A Diabetic Alert Service Dog is a dog that gives a trained signal to alert when blood glucose levels are no longer in the normal range. Our son Brayden was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes earlier this year. Type 1 Diabetes cannot be cured and must be managed by checking blood glucose levels many times a day for the rest of his life. Brayden’s blood glucose levels vary throughout each day and night and he is too young to recognize when his blood glucose level reaches dangerous levels. Normal blood glucose level ranges from 80-150 but Brayden’s blood glucose levels have gone as low as 45 and as high as 500. His blood glucose can sometimes get dangerously high or low which could result in seizures, coma, or even death. It is very difficult to monitor the blood glucose level of children, especially when they are so small, young and active and they are unable to recognize the symptoms of abnormal or dangerous levels. Right now, the only way to monitor his blood glucose level is to prick his finger and take a sample, many times each day and again in the middle of the night. To help us manage Brayden’s blood glucose level it is imperative that we obtain a Diabetic Alert Service Dog.
We have learned that there is an organization called Diabetic Alert Dogs of America. Their mission is to provide individuals and families that are challenged by diabetes with world class Service Dogs. These service dogs provide quality of life by providing independence, companionship, and life saving abilities. The cost of getting a Diabetic Alert Dog is $15,000. We are required to pay $2,500 up front to get Brayden's Diabetic Alert Dog in training. Then that would leave $12,500 that we would like to have paid for before his dog comes home. Ever single dollar will help us achieve the goal of paying the cost of obtaining this alert dog for Brayden and every donation is greatly appreciated.
Please, please help us raise the money for this Diabetic Alert Service dog. Help me, help my child. Every donation, no matter how large or small earns you the undying gratitude from Brayden's family. My heartfelt thank you to each of you!
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