As each year passes, Berta and Chris struggle to maintain the best control over their blood sugars that they can, and battle the complications and daily routines associated with this major killer.
As many of you know, this past year has been an eventful one. Berta continued to have several vitreous hemorrhages which eventually led to her being unable to see out of her left eye and requiring a vitrectomy.
Good news was that the surgery was a success and she has now regained sight in her left eye. Bad news is is that it’s not permanent, and she’s had to have laser surgery in her right eye now
Our youngest, Aaron (2yrs) is part of the Trigr study at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He was tested at birth and found to be genetically susceptible to developing Type 1 Diabetes. So far he’s fine and hasn’t shown any signs of developing the disease.
Christopher is a growing energetic 9 year old now, and has been doing pretty good with his blood sugar management. There are the odd close calls and several low sugars (insulin reactions) to deal with, and the highs where he has to do without a snack or something like that. Most of those end with anger and frustration and “I wish I didn’t have this” etc…. Don’t we all!
More than ever we want to make Christopher’s cry a reality.. Help us to help eliminated Juvenile Diabetes! Sponsor me for the Walk for a Cure and help millions of people throughout Canada and the world who will eventually die due to the complications of this vicious disease.
Own a company??? Sponsor us for $250 or more and you can have your company name on the “Gold Sneaker” walk of fame! Your company name will be displayed along the walk on a 2′ x 3′ gold sneaker! The sneaker is yours to keep and display in your office (let us know you want it and we’ll pick it up for you) AND you get a tax receipt too!