Hi I come with a humble spirit and with so much gratitude in my heart, giving thanks to God for this opportunity of a second chance of life again and the opportunity to reach out for assistance.
At the young age of 12 I was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes type I. Not aware of what this terrible disease was about and without the proper education I did the best I could to follow instructions diligently to the tee.
I struggled being a Brittle Diabetic for the most part of my life till I was at last given the correct medication because I was being given the wrong type of Insulin due to it being cheaper for the hospital and being blamed for all of my setbacks. Confused and conflicted I didn’t know what else to do since I thought I was doing the right thing doing exactly what the doctor’s asked of me.
Little did I know that by the time I was placed on the right type of insulin the damage of Diabetes had already settled in my system and would creep up later in life.
In 1995 I was blessed to have met my husband and get married.
In 1997 my sight was taken away from me due to retina detachment caused by Diabetes. In 3 short months all my sight was taken from me and I had to regain my independence and create a new way of living.
In 1998we were blessed to find that we were expecting our first child after being told this could never happen. Our son was born on April 16,1998 by an emergency caesarian due to the development of Chronic Kidney Failure that I was not aware could happen.
Our baby boy stayed with us for a few short hours then went to heaven where he would forever be our angel.
In 2001 an Uncle donated his kidney to me preventing me from ever having to go through Dialysis and 2 years after that I was blessed with a new Pancreas.
After 13 years of being Diabetic Free my Pancreas has rejected and my Kidney of 17 years is getting tired and I am on the list for another KP Transplant.
This is why I am coming to you for support. The cost is outstanding with traveling expenses, having to rent a car for every journey, rent of rooms, finding a dependable vehicle for transportation, Medical Bills, unexpected cost of medications. All the while trying to keep up with rent and home expenses, gas and just trying to survive.
All this with a small income coming in to our home as my Daniel is my In Home Provider and my state check which barely cover’s our living expenses.
All of this is difficult and is a hardship for us becsause having able to work and then not being able to work has challenged our lives and yet we stay strong and we are trusting in God to open heart’s and doors to have the support we are needing.
With a humbleness I thank you in advance for the donations that is to come our way and may the good Lord bless everyone who reaches out to us.
Thank you Daniel & Sugar Lopez
- DANIEL G DAKOVICH
- Carrie L Watson
- David M Summer
Organizer and beneficiary
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