This weekend Flyboy, some friends and family and I will be walking for our niece, here in Charleston. As you may remember we have walked for her the passed couple of years in LA and Hawaii. This is the first year here at home. Please send good thought that we have warm sunny weather Sunday during the walk.
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Monday while heading home from CA, I finished my review of Kitty’s Greatest Hit’s by Carrie Vaughn I just have to type it up and send it off to PBD. I also started and am almost finished with my review of Drink Deep I just need to add some finishing touches. Today over at PBD my review of Blood Work by Kim Harrison is posted. On Friday my review of The Help, will be posted and on Sunday the Dolls will be catching up with me. So check out the latest article. I’m not sure which one will be posted I turned in three. November with the Dolls is going to be stalked full of fun books and authors so be on the lookout.
Also stay tuned for more info on Team Makenzie, while we’re at the JDRF they were doing a documentary and Mak got put in it. When I get more details I’ll let you know, Flyboy may even give the news tidbits about our niece if they call. I did go back and add the link to Post: Team Makenzie part 2 if you want to read the news article the did on Makenzie.
I’ll try to have the reviews up for Blood Work this week now that the Dolls have posted it. My review for The Help will be up after Friday and as soon as I have finished with the little touches I want to add to Drink Deep I’ll post it. But all sure be up before Sunday.
The JDRF walk for the cure was a cold one, it started off windy and rainy, but as the walk got on its way the sun popped its head out. Team Makenzie did great as we walked Dodger Stadium, in this crazy weather, and Mak was awesome. She was cold but she did walk part of the time. We had friends and family there to support our little princess. I’m so glad my niece has so much love and support.
I’ll keep you posted on Team Makenzie.
Its the morning of the walk and Mak & family is up having breakfast. Floyboy and I are so excite to be here with Mak this year, its the first year we get to walk with Mak the last few we’ve been in Hawaii and next year we’ll be in Charleston. So this is very special.
Today here in CA, is already starting off crazy, I woke up with a headache (joy) and it’s raining, but we are all walking, all for the beautiful and talented little girl named Makenzie.
For now I’ll end this post, be on the look out for more later today as I post from the walk. GO TEAM MAKENZIE!!!!!
Today I finished typing up my review of The Help and I’ve sent it off to PBD, so be on the look out for it this month over there. I can’t remember which day it’s actually going to post but it will be before the end of the month. I’ll start on my next review for the dolls this weekend when I get a chance, it’s going to be on Carrie Vaughn‘s short stories over the Kitty series. It won’t be a very long review since it’s over short stories and I’m not reviewing each story just the book. After that I’ll write up my review on Chloe Neill’s Drink Deep, once that review is complete there won’t be another one until December, but you’ll have some articles coming.
We have one more day until our JDRF walk on Sunday, and Flyboy and I are having so much fun with the nieces out here this weekend. Makenzie is so awesome with all the things she has to deal with as a little girl it’s amazing. Today she was even in the newspaper, which I’ll add the link later when I’m at my computer and not on my iPad, so her story could be told for the JDRF this weekend. Mak is even getting support from one of the local companies Classified Cosmetic, you can find them on Facebook and on twitter @ClassCosmtc. I think it’s wickedly awesome that they are supporting Mak, for her walk on Sunday.
Alright guys that’s it for tonight from the west coast, you won’t see anything tomorrow but I will post from the JDRF. So be on the look out Sunday, they’re may be two post one when we get to the walk and one when the walk is over. Monday Flyboy and I will be flying home so I won’t be posting until Tuesday, hopefully I’ll have the other reviews either complete or almost completed. So until Sunday have a great weekend.
Hello My Wickedly Awesome Family, Friends and Followers,
Today is all about one of Flyboy and my wickedly gorgeous princess (nieces) Makenzie. On Sunday we will be joining Makenzie in the JDRF walk and I’d like to share her story with you today, and most likely over this weekend you’ll here more about her as we visit with her.
TEAM MAKENZIE is gearing up to Walk To Cure Diabetes in 2011! This is our third year to walk for a cure and Makenzie is our team Captain, but for Flyboy and I this will be our first time walking with Makenzie.
As some of you know, Makenzie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes April of 2009, just before her First birthday. As a Type 1 Diabetic, she will be insulin-dependent for the rest of her life. In her short 3 1/2 years, she already has endured over 15300 fingerpricks and 9500 insulin injections. She is healthy and enjoys life thanks to her insulin pump she calls Robot… Makenzie has an inserted catheter in her back hip that ‘pumps’ insulin into her 24 hrs a day based on programming for HER! In addition to her rigorous blood testing and insulin doses/shots, every food she consumes must be weighed and measured, actvity monitored and her blood levels need to be checked every 2-3 hours, even while she sleeps. She remains one of the most brave people we know….She is our hero. We are so fortunate to be blessed with such a dynamic niece, and we do have a few of them.
Makenzie started school this September at Ascension Lutheran Early Childhhod Center – the only Acredited Nature Explore preschool in the state of California!! She so enjoys the indor ~ outdoor curriculum. She continues to enjoy swim lessons, dance, her scooter and trike, the zoo and runs to the playground faster than we can!! She rarely complains. As you’ve seen, she is full of smiles, laughs, and toddler mischief, amidst her daily diabetes routine. Makenzie has shown great responsibility over the past year with her diabetes management. She is very aware now that she is special to have a ‘Robot’, ‘Backpack’ and ‘Lady bug‘. She participates in the testing and remote control insulin doses and she eagerly chats to her friends that she needs insulin to keep her healthy before her meals. She is even learning to sew buttons on her clothes for the pump backpack (pouch) with Grammy!! Makenzie continually amazes us and is a daily reminder of an adaptive, positive attitude.
There are many life long diseases out there today and causes to support. The difference with juvenile diabetes is that wiping it out of existence is extremely attainable and within reach. we feel confident a positive answer will be available in her lifetime – possibly during her school age years.
We are going to WALK TO CURE DIABETES again this year through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
JDRF is the #1 non-profit funder of diabetes research worldwide. One of JDRF’s largest fundraising events is the “Walk to Cure Diabetes.” This year’s walk in our area will be held on Sunday, November 6th, at Dodger Satadium!
If you are interested, there are two ways you can help us make a difference for Makenzie:
- You can join our Family Team, known as “Team Makenzie” which consists of family and friends who collect pledges and walk with us. The walk is a 5K (3.1 miles).
- You can send your donation and contact others in your circle of family and friends to donate as well.
- You go online to walk.jdrf.org
1. “donate to a walker”
2. enter: TEAM MAKENZIE and State: CA
3. Click “Find Walker”
4. Select a Team Walker to Donate to
5. Select “Donate Now” (right side of page)
Thank you in advance for helping our TEAM MAKENZIE meet our fund raising goal.
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK ~ TEAM MAKENZIE ~ we will share post, videos and pictures of our WALK.
About Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, debilitating disease affecting every organ system that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. People with type 1 diabetes must take multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump just to survive. Taking insulin does not cure any type of diabetes nor prevent the possibility of its eventual and devastating effects: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputation, heart attack and stroke. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is often diagnosed in adulthood in which a person’s body still produces insulin but is unable to use it effectively. There are approximately 3 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes, and more than 30,000 children and adults are diagnosed every year.