2018 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF - 2018 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF
Fundraising Page of Cheryl Bennett

Morgan's Story

On March 24, 2018, only 6 weeks after celebrating her first birthday, my sweet granddaughter, Morgan, ended up in the ER at Surrey Memorial hospital.  What was misdiagnosed days previous as just a worsening case of the flu turned out to be DKA, a very serious condition that develops when your body does not produce enough insulin.  It was on that day that Morgan was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

The next 3 days were a blur for Andrea and Daryl as they were with Morgan around the clock as the doctors worked to slowly bring her blood sugar down to a safer level. On the 4th day and feeling a lot better, Morgan was transferred to Children’s Hospital where Mom, Dad and Grandma Trepke receive their diabetes training.

After dealing with the initial shock of the diagnosis they have begun adjusting to life with diabetes.  They are extremely lucky to have an amazing support system including parents, extended family, friends and Morgan's biggest supporter, her big brother Miles. As well we are so grateful for the support of the nurse educators, dieticians, and endocrinologists. In just 4 short weeks they have had to become experts in diabetes management.

While there have been many advances in the treatment of diabetes such as continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps none of these are available to Morgan due to her young age and size. 

But this is not a sad story. What we have is hope. On Sunday June 3 we will be participating in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes.  JDRF is the largest non-profit funder of type1 diabetes research in the world with a mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.  With your help we can turn type 1 into type NONE.

Thank you for donating and making a difference for Morgan


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