A DAD for us

For: Stefanie Huff
Organizer: Stefanie
A DAD for us (Stefanie Huff)
of $30,000 goal.
Raised by 12 donors
1% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

It’s terrifying when you hear that your child has Type 1 Diabetes.
My name is Stefanie Huff. I’m married to Craig and the mother of 4. My twins were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when they were 5 years old. Diabetes can change from moment to moment. Lots of sleepless nights, ER visits, hospital stays. It’s been a “new kind of normal for our family.” A Diabetic Alert Dog will change our lives. She will be trained to alert when there is a change in blood sugar in both boys. And then come to me. Amazing, isn’t it?
These dogs don’t just change lives. They SAVE lives.

Sometimes one of our boys has a high blood sugar level and the other other has a blood sugar drop at the same time. Checking on the boys several times a night is like having newborns in the house again. I’m not complaining. They are blessings. And I’m determined to keep my boys safe and healthy.

It’s not all about us and our family. Everyone has their own struggles. As I sit here and reflect on 2013... some of us had a good, sad, bad, ugly year. We all had our ups and downs. God never promised tomorrow. But we are all still here to talk about another day, another year. The way I see it... life is a roller coaster ride. Up. Down. Side to Side. Upside Down. And a Lesson in it all. I thank God for it. I’ve learned to not worry about the small things. Enjoy life. Live life to the fullest. It’s a gift. Have fun every day for another day.

It’s hard to ask for help. But I know that a dog will change the lives of our boys and also be an ambassador for others who need service dogs for whatever challenges they face. The organization we’ve found is Dreys Alert Dogs. a 501C3 non-profit organization. The cost of the Diabetic Alert Dog is $30,000.00. We’re hard workers, but that’s too much for our family to manage.Your gifts are tax deductible.

Thank you for giving whatever is on your heart to give. And if you can’t give, say a prayer for us. When your family needs help, call on us. Raising our children takes all of us.

I love you all.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 16, 2014

Posted on August 16, 2014

So we are about 6 weeks away from our dead line on getting our money raised. We are getting excited to start the next chapter of our lives with Sonny and Rocky home I am exhausted to say the least with all the events and we all got this summer cold and ups and downs of the boy blood sugar so not sleeping well so with such little time left I have to make every event and fundraiser count so please continue to share our story and all the support

Posted on July 27, 2014

Posted on July 27, 2014

We went to our three month doctor appt to check the a1c and measure there height and weight. Connor is right on track and a1c stayed the same as three months prior. Cameron's a1c went way up to 9.6 and he didn't grow or gain weight so they are concerned and about his growth and want to do some testing so we will be doing all of that this week before we go back to school. Please keep us in your prayers that he Is just small. We are getting close to going tote as to get our diabetic alert dogs we still need all the help we can get. Thank you all so much

This is Rocky Connor's DAD

This is Sonny Cameron's DAD

Posted on May 23, 2014

Posted on May 23, 2014

As sit here and look at face book, and the. Wes and continue to here stories for kids dying from diabetes it makes me worry more and more. Some of you my no know but I'm a mother of 7 year old twins with type one diabetes. Every night when I go to bed I worry when I get. Ack up at 2am and 6am are they going to wake to I worry about the damage this disease does to there organs and will they loose limbs ect. My wish and dream for my boys is to have normal child hood I believe having these dogs will give them a life saving best friend  so I ask PLEASE HELP ME Rise the money or being home our life saving friends  this is our last chance.


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