Amoré was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes – a condition in which your immune system destroys insulin-making cells in your pancreas, when she was one year old. She has had ‘seizures’ 3 times in the past 2 years where mom had to rush her to the hospital.
Her insulin levels are still very unstable, and she is currently using Actrapid and Protaphane Insulin which she has to inject 5 times a day. The units depend on how high her sugar level is. Amoré has a diet plan that she must strictly follow, but due to financial circumstances it is impossible for her mom who is a single-parent. Her father passed away when she was 3 years old and there is only mom’s salary to cover all their monthly expenses. Her insulin levels will not get under control if she does not follow a strict diabetic diet developed by a dietitian.
Following a healthy lifestyle to prevent heart disease and control blood sugar are the best things people with type 1 diabetes can do to live a long and healthy life. Please open your heart and support our fundraising efforts for Amoré – all proceeds from the “Rooted in Love” bracelets are donated towards her dietary needs and her ongoing medical care and expenses. Together we CAN make a positive difference and help a child in need!
Alternatively, please consider a donation; any and all donations welcome. REF: Amoré van der Westhuizen.
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