Janine's Fundraiser ~ Diabetes Vitreous Hemorrhage
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Ended May 5, 2015
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My darling friend, Janine Hummel, has been dealing with Brittle Type 1 Diabetes since 1971.  She awoke after a night of severe high and low sugars with a Vitreous hemorrhage, which left her blind in her left eye. Its vision is 20/200.  Her right eye has no peripheral vision and has blood across it that cannot be removed.

She purchased a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor out-of-pocket, since Medicare doesn't cover it.  It ran $1450. Its sensors cost $300 a month, and she began using her Medtronic insulin pump a year ago with a cost of $8,000.   She did this to save her eyes from Diabetic Retinopathy.

Yet when she lifted her Puggle, Phineas, her left eye had a severe Vitreous hemorrhage. She's now had 12 surgeries on her left eye, and a Vitrectomy.   Her Vitrectomy did not work.

In January 5, she got another Avastin shot in her left eye. She needs them every two months.   She pays Dr. "Gnarly" $640 per visit.  The next is in March.

I implore you to please help with ANY amount at all. Every little contribution helps keep her independent.  And she feels your love & support.

I thank you for your kindness!

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