Jordan was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on September 30, 2009. The first two years she managed her disease and continued a normal life. March 2012 she became very sick and had her first episode of Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This is a life threating complication in people with Type 1 Diabetes that can lead to a seizue, coma or even death
. At that time she was also diagnosed with PCOS. This caused her to have numerous visits to the Emergency Room, as well as over 20 admissions to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unitdue to DKA
. She has missed over 50 days at school. Jordan has also been diagnosed with brittle diabetes, which only affects approximatley 9000 people nationwide
. Jordan does not recognize lows or highs with her blood sugar. She has missed so much of her high school years due to these episodes. She has tried an insulin pump as well as a Continuous Glucose Monitor but these have not helped. After much research we feel that a Diabetic Alert Dog
will greatly improve her quality of life and help her to continue on as a normal teenager. She will be going to college in another year and a Diabetic Alert Dog
will assist her and help make this transition easier for Jordan and her family.If you prefer to give by check:
Make the check payable to Jordan Malcott.
In the memo section write Diabetic Dog fund.
You may drop your check off or mail it to:MidSouth Federal Credit Union4810 Mercer University Dr. Macon, GA. 31210
Please note that this is the only location accepting donations. Any donations we receive beyond our goal will help with:
*Jordan has been matched with a chocolate lab named Mocha (see her picture in the photo section). We hope to be able to bring the dog home in June so we will need to meet our goal sooner than we anticipated. Thank you for your continued love, support and prayers. Please share Jordan's story with your friends.
- Travel and lodging expenses to visit the dog frequently while it is in training so that Jordan can learn how to continue the training at home and bond with the dog while it is still at the trainers.
- Specialized equipment and supplies for the dog such as service vest, lesh, cot, crate etc.
- Fence for the yard to provide a safe place to excercise and train.
- Ongoing veterinary cost.
- Pet insurance.
- We also plan to pay it forward. There are so many other deserving children that need a diabetic alert dog and have not been able to raise the funds to get one.