At 16 months old, Savannah was diagnosed with Juvenile (type 1) Diabetes. On diagnosis, Savannah’s blood sugar was 1319! Just to let you know how grave her situation was, blood sugars over 800 are enough to take the life of a grown man. BUT, Savannah is our miracle child; she is a survivor!
Over the last year, Savannah has tolerated 200 shots and 3000 finger pricks. In the eight years since her diagnosis Savannah has endured over 23,000 finger pricks and 7,500 insulin injections. Savannah is an Angel and takes 99% of these shots without even shedding a tear! She is one tough cookie that continues to bless our family with her strength and resilience!
We are trying to get a service dog for Savannah to help alert us before Savannah’s blood sugars get dangerously low. It’s our goal to avoid the heart and kidney disease, blindness, amputation, and early death that is a reality for many people with juvenile diabetes.
Our family is deeply grateful to you for helping us reach our goal of raising $7,000 to cover the cost of a service dog.