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Team Huff A D.A.D for us (Diabetic alert dog)
$75 raised
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3 Years running
It’s terrifying when you hear that your child has Type 1 Diabetes.My name is Stefanie Huff. I’m married to Craig and the mother of 4. My twins were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when they were 5 years old. Diabetes can change from moment to ...

It’s terrifying when you hear that your child has Type 1 Diabetes.My name is Stefanie Huff. I’m married to Craig and the mother of 4. My twins were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when they were 5 years old. Diabetes can change from moment to moment. Lots of sleepless nights, ER visits, hospital stays. It’s been a “new kind of normal for our family.” A Diabetic Alert Dog will change our lives. She will be trained to alert when there is a change in blood sugar in both boys. And then come to me. Amazing, isn’t it? These dogs don’t just change lives. They SAVE lives. Sometimes one of our boys has a high blood sugar level and the other has a blood sugar drop at the same time. Checking on the boys several times a night is like having newborns in the house again. I’m not complaining. They are blessings. And I’m determined to keep my boys safe and healthy. It’s not all about us and our family. Everyone has their own struggles. As I sit here and reflect on 2013... some of us had a good, sad, bad, ugly year. We all had our ups and downs. God never promised tomorrow. But we are all still here to talk about another day, another year. The way I see it... life is a roller coaster ride. Up. Down. Side to Side. Upside Down. And a Lesson in it all. I thank God for it. I’ve learned to not worry about the small things. Enjoy life. Live life to the fullest. It’s a gift. Have fun every day for another day. It’s hard to ask for help. But I know that a dog will change the lives of our boys and also be an ambassador for others who need service dogs for whatever challenges they face. The organization we’ve found is Drey’s Alert Dogs. a 501C3 non-profit organization. The cost of the Diabetic Alert Dogs is $30,000.00. We’re hard workers, but that’s too much for our family to manage. Your gifts are tax deductible. Thank you for giving whatever is on your heart to give. And if you can’t give, say a prayer for us. When your family needs help, call on us. Raising our children takes all of us. I love you all.

A D.A.D. is

A Diabetic Alert Dog is a loyal companion, who will never grow tired of you no matter how many hours he/she has spent doing everything you want to do. They serve you wanting nothing more in return than a treat and some loving pets. A D.A.D. will never need recharging their nose is no 24/7 even if their eyes are closed. A sugar drop or rise and they are up letting their handler know. Diabetic Alert Dogs not only let you know when things go wrong medically but will be there when you need emotional support. They are truly a friend to the very end.

A Diabetic Alert Dog on the more technical side are trained to alert their handlers when the sugar is 80 and below or 180 and above. These are the stand numbers Drey’s Alert Dog uses. We will ask that the handler to send his/her own sugar swatches. If the handler wishes to be alerted at different levels all that has to be done is make sugar swatches in a range that is suitable for that individual. The Diabetic Alert Dog will alert on the swatch samples levels he/she is trained on.

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