Rev. Lee Richards, Pastor of the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion, NY, writes a blog and Tuesday, July 29, 2014, this post appeared. I thought some of the readers of the UU A Way Of Life might be interested. Pullman is a very small but old Universalist church in Western New York in Orleans County between Rochester and Buffalo and one of the poorest counties in New York State. In order for the goal to reached to provide Tyler with a Diabetic Alert Dog, people from outside the area will have to help as well. Thank you for your attention and possible assistance.
From Pastor Richards blog:
One of our younger church members needs help...
Tyler was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 7. He has what is known as "labile diabetes" which means that he has extreme, volatile fluctuations in his blood sugar on a regular basis, as much as from 35-600 in the course of a day. He uses an insulin pump and CGM device to try to control his diabetes, yet even with these amazing technological advances, he was still found on his bedroom floor in a grand mal seizure that almost took his life. The hope is that through fundraising his family will be able to provide a Diabetic Alert Dog (DAD) that is able to smell and alert for high and low blood sugars and possibly save his life in the future.
More information about Tyler and how a DAD can help, plus how you - the reader - can help may be found at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/bring-home-kenai-a-diabetic-alert-dog-for-tyler-/210944#sthash.UAhwStog.dpuf
Please, if you can possibly can do so, follow the link and make a contribution for this boy and give him a chance to enjoy life more. As his pastor, I thank you.