Ahh the smell of leaves that have fallen, the nip of the coming snow and the Halloween treats that raise the blood sugar. I love this time of year. In fact, I and the rest of the team would like to have a haunted house for JDRF. We need a place to have it as well as supplies and people to make it a live show of frights and fun. We have willing people for the live show but could always use more. But the location originally picked will not work out. We would also need donations of Halloween stuff to make it festive and spooky. We would charge a small fee for admission to give to JDRF. But how to get it all together???
The walk for 2011 took place on the tenth. Devin was awarded a sub and a Pepsi homerun t-shirt for being the highest fundraiser and $100 credit to Gamer Craze for being Volunteer of the Year. He was complemented on his imaginative fundraising efforts and bringing diabetes and the Walk itself into the public eye. He was so excited that he ran the first bit of the walk. Unfortunately he has asthma and other problems not associated with diabetes and promptly had an asthma attack so I drove to where he was to pick him up. All together the team raised $1,325.00 Better than last year. Next year we hope to
Our local Walk is coming up on September 10th. We set a goal of $2,000 for the team and have only $802.00 I am so disappointed. Devin hasn't felt well enough to fund raise and my efforts went mostly toward the requests for raffle prizes. We may hit the streets tomorrow with the team to get more donations. It all depends on Devin's well being and the weather. I wish I knew someone who would match whatever we brought in. Maybe by this time next year I will
Hard to believe that this is the last weekend before school starts again. To our advantage it was a reasonably warm day so we went swimming. Unfortunately Devin was told to not swim with his pump and his sugar went to 498. He was very angry and snappish as usually happens when his sugar goes high. There is a correlation between high blood sugar levels and a BAD attitude. I know that Joslin DIabetes Center in Boston is studying this connection. I hope they find a way to combat it until we have a cure.