I am reaching out to my friends & friends of my family. My cousin Kenzie Renee Ivey was found in a diabetic coma last friday and is now in the hospital. She is a DM1 and has been for 17 years, she is in and out of DKA seems like every week or two. She cant work a fulltime job due to her health and she cant get (Medicaid) insurance because she is a good kid and is not pregnant h& doesnt have kids. I work in the Endocrinology field and have reached out to many caring people in the business. We have a few avenues we can go down but we have to keep in mind the long term goals for her.
She needs a pump, I have been able to secure a PDM (OmniPod) for $200 but will also need help with getting the pods and supplies she needs for a year. The total amount is just under #### for everything she needs. This will get her through a year while I work on the long term supplies and assistance. I am asking for any help we can get. Monitary donations, pods, insulin, anything a DM1 would need. There are many DM communities on social media that I am reaching out to as well. But if any of you can help her it will be tryly appreciated.
Please feel free to contact me at my email or my cell. 971 313 #### ****@*****.***. I will be glad to anwser any questions and monitary donations can be made in the name of the company I am purchasing the pump and supplies from. You can also contact her Mother Keesha Gibbs.
Also, if you know anyone that has any supplies (OmniPods) that would love to donate them it would also be truly appreciated. Pllase keep my family in your prayers. My. Aunt is upset because she does not want everyone knowing what is going on and how desperate we are to get Kenzie help. But the way I look at it, communites come together in times like these and regardless of how strong my pride is, my love for my family is much stronger I am not ashamed to ask for help to save her life. Thank You and God Bless You