By now, many of you have heard the buzz about PDA – Pendleton Dodgeball Academy. Although we are having fun with it, and we’re looking forward to a student vs. teachers tournament coming soon, we can’t lose sight of the reason we are dodging, ducking, dipping, diving and dodging.
PDA will be competing in a charity tournament for juvenile diabetes this Saturday, Dec 8. In addition, next week we will be collecting donations (including a $3 dress down day on Wed, Dec 12) for a local family who is affected by the disease. The money we are raising is helping buy and train a dog that can warn another person if a patient’s blood sugar is too high or too low.
Please donate what you can. Our goal is $7,500.
We’ll continue the fundraising after the holiday break with a Pendleton dodgeball tournament. So start forming your student teams and get your entry fees ready. The teachers look forward to the challenge from the students – although we know we are unbeatable. Bring your best game.
And your donation. For Abby.
My name is April and I have one daughter, Abby. Abby was diagnosed 17 months ago with Juvenile Diabetes Type I. Abby is not stabilizing with the daily insulin shots that were prescribed by the doctors at the hospital and has been suffering from seizures. She needs constant monitoring. We have learned about “Heaven Scent Paws” (HSP) in Saint Elizabeth, Missouri. HSP trains dogs to know when a diabetic is either too high or too low in their blood sugar count. Abby, being just 3, cannot tell me when she is in trouble. One of these irreplaceable dogs would be at her side at all times and could alert me, day or night, and perhaps, save her life. These dogs take about $25,000 to raise, train, place, and provide follow-up services. However, if we go to Missouri for 3 weeks of training, HSP will provide the dog, the hotel, and all the training as well as do their part in fundraising. Our fundraising goal on our end is $7,500 and they will provide the rest. As many of you already know, I am a single mom with very limited funds. NEVER did I think we would be in a position that
I would have to ask for help. However, I am in exactly that position and I am asking, most respectfully, for your help.