A Diabetic Alert Dog (DAD) for Jordan

For: Jordan Malcott
Organizer: Bill & Karen Malcott
$18,620
of $18,000 goal.
Raised by 177 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

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 Union
4810 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:
  • 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.

*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.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 13, 2014

Posted on July 13, 2014

God continues to bless us on this endeavor.  People are still donating and this has allowed us to purchase needed equipement for Mocha, it has also gone toward her veterinary care.  We were also able to purchase the fencing material for our back yard and some wonderful friends of ours donated their time and labor to install the fence.  The donations have also allowed us to make the necessary trips to the trainers so Jordan and Mocha can continue brushing up on their skills.  We also continue to have contributions being made to Jordan's account at MidSouth.  We are very grateful for these as well.  Please know that ALL of those donations are anonymous.  MIdSouth is not keeping up with the donors so unless you notified us personally we don't know who you are.  Mocha has worked overtime this week and Jordan's blood sugars have been all over the place.  Due to Mocha's deligence we have made it through the week without a trip to the ER or a stay in PICU.  Mocha has made a huge difference in Jordan's life.  May God richly bless each of you as we continue on this journey.  Until there is a cure we have Mocha to help us out along the way!

Posted on June 23, 2014

Posted on June 23, 2014

Thank you so much to our wonderful family, friends and even people that we have never met, who supported us on our journey to raise money for Mocha.  We will be traveling to South Carolina tomorrow to bring Mocha home for good.  We would not have been able to do this without the love, prayers and support from all of you.  May God richly bless each of you!

Posted on May 13, 2014

Posted on May 13, 2014

Thank you for all the donations made today in honor of Jordan's 17th birthday.  We have less than $4000 to go to reach our goal.  May God richly bless each of you!

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