Story

 

Earlier this year, in April, Laura-Beth Freslov was diagnosed with T1. At the time Laura-Beth did not seem ill but her appearance over preceding months had changed. In particular her thirst was incomprehensible. It got to the stage where I thought she was developing an obsession with drinking and I even told her to stop. She was consuming at least 10 pints a day at the time ! 

As other changes started to show we started to question the probable cause. A difference was now noticeable and after some small research we had already started to question the possibility of Diabetes.

On a Sunday evening in April Laura-Beth began to complain of stomach aches at bed time, and to pacify her pain she was offered an opportunity to share the parental bed, a treat for all kids ! but the pain didn’t go. It got worse.

At around 5 in the morning, when she could sleep no longer, I had already decided that she would go to the hospital when the other kids got up and the pain was now obvious. Laura-Beth was going through a Diabetic Ketoacidosis attack. At the time we had no idea or knowledge of Diabetes but an acidosis attack, we have now learned, is as bad as you can imagine.

We took Laura-Beth to hospital where various tests were done and the diagnosis concluded. She had TI Diabetes. I cannot begin to tell you how courageous she was at the time, or how she remained in control of her emotions despite her parents not. She took the life changing news in her stride and it was actually us who had to catch up with the maturity. True to her character she has been responsible and exemplary since diagnosis injecting herself since day 2 ! That means to date she has tested her blood no fewer than 1,600 times and had a minimum of 750 insulin injections.

 There is no cure. There is no transplant available. Its for life

 

Please donate and help research into finding a cure for T1 Diabetes

 

 

Raising money for

JDRF

JDRF

Charity Registration No. 295716

JDRF is the world's leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research and raise money to drive world class research. We aim to find new ways to treat type 1 diabetes and its complications, prevent type 1 from developing and find the cure for people who already have the condition.

Donations 105

What a beautiful family you have Layla and what an amazing dad Laura - Beth has. Such an inspirational story! Hope you reach your target x

Donation by Kerry Young on 30/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Carl, amazing. Well done. With love and best wishes to your beautiful family. Abbs x

Donation by Abbie Schulz on 24/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done mate

Donation by tim norwood on 05/10/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 02/10/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 02/10/13

£10.00

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What an amazing thing to do, well done. X

Donation by Em & Steve Vance on 29/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Jeremy Leach on 24/09/13

£10.00

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Good luck with the climb Carl love Sara, Simon, Seb, Camille & Bella! X

Donation by Sara Talmadge on 20/09/13

£20.00

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good luck frank love charlotte and clint

Donation by Anonymous on 19/09/13

Good Luck, Carl! An inspiring challenge for a fab young lady! Love Clare (Sooty Owl!) & Dan x

Donation by Clare on 18/09/13

£20.00

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Donation by Richard Potts on 18/09/13

£20.00

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All the very best of luck on your mammoth climb Carl. This donation is from Pauline. xx

Donation by Sue Talmadge on 17/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Carl

Donation by James Dinwiddie on 17/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Very best of luck, Carl

Donation by Anonymous on 16/09/13

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Best of luck mate,

Donation by Nigel Martin on 10/09/13

£50.00

Good luck mate, fantastic cause very close to my heart.

Donation by Steve Devereaux on 10/09/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 10/09/13

Good luck Carl...hope all be fine

Donation by Dariusz Ilba on 10/09/13

£20.00

Good luck with the climb!!!

Donation by Darran, Sue, Shaun & Emma on 09/09/13

£20.00

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Well done Frank, wishing you lots of luck !

Donation by Charlotte (Trish & Luke's daughter) on 29/08/13

£10.00

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Donation by Tiff on 20/08/13

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Donation by Donna and tim on 19/08/13

£20.00

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Inspirational Carl - just a little bit more xx

Donation by Sue ( Nana) on 19/08/13

£52.84

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Think u are doing an amazing thing Carl. Good luck to you. Lots of love Caz, Duncan and Sophie xxx

Donation by Caroline Procter on 18/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by jamie and hanna skates on 18/08/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,995.06
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£45.00
  • Total raised£3,040.06
  • Gift Aid£671.32

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