Helping with Fern's Journey with Type 1 Diabetes

$11,186 of $10,000 goal
Given by 170 generous donors in 6 days

To help raise fund for Fern's Type 1 medical expenses.

Carterton, Wellington

Gorgeous little Fern was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at only 19 months old, a time while other toddlers are playing with not a care in the world. Mum and Dad, Lisa and Robbo, found out only after Fern went into severe diabetic ketoacidtosis - if they had not picked it up in time, they could have lost Ferny that weekend. Fern is recovering and is now living life with a pump & dexcom which will give Fern the freedom to be a child.

This page is set up to help fund the extra medical expenses for the Robinson family that aren't government funded, as well as the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor that has a running cost of $5,000 per year. Type 1 diabetes will be a life long condition for Fern, but hopefully this will help lessen the financial pressure for the family a little.

In type 1 diabetes, the insulin-making cells in the pancreas are destroyed and not able to make enough insulin. Type 1 diabetes is mainly diagnosed in childhood, and is not caused by being overweight or eating sweet foods.

Silvia Sze's involvement (page creator)

Friend of the family - our babies were born a week apart.

Use of funds

To fund extra medical expenses for Fern's Type 1 diabetes treatment, as well as the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor that has a running cost of $5,000 per year.

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 19 Oct 2021
$10
Celese
Celese on 19 Oct 2021
All my love to you and your family xx
$50
Terry
Terry on 19 Oct 2021
good luck
$30
Allie
Allie on 19 Oct 2021
$50
Joe
Joe on 19 Oct 2021
$20

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Created by Silvia Sze
Lisa Robinson's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Lisa Robinson
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This page was created on 13 Oct 2021 and closed on 20 Oct 2021.