My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Inc., Ridgeland, MS, USA
When my oldest son was diagnosed with diabetes we had no idea that anything like this existed. It wasn't until his fourth year of diagnoses that we happen to have stumbled upon the diabetes foundation. My son was hospitalized for infection for four days. While he was there, There was nothing for me to do. So I had this pamphlet of information of numerous places and I filled them out and the hospital sent it off for me. Well after we got home about a week later we got a package in the mail. This package was a great breath of air. And it was from the diabetes foundation. As we were going through all of the items I noticed my son's face would light up with each thing that I brought out of it. The happiest moment was when I pulled out a basketball. Like an actual basketball and he was so excited to just go outside and play with him just being a kid. Because of them I am so grateful for everything that they've done for us. We were invited to Camp Kandu that year and we actually participated. I got to take all of my children with me and that something that I've never been able to do. So while the kids are doing stuff that is actually really fun and educational for their sibling and I get to learn stuff that I've never even heard of before. Fast forward it to a year later after our first trip at camp, they offered us a trial net for testing of the other siblings. And even for them for me. So we did the test and low and behold my youngest tested positive for all the antibodies of diabetes. My world has been shaken and turned upside down but I knew that we had this under control. I had the great support of the foundation, from our family, and from the endocrinologist. I don't think I could have chosen a better group of people to of been there for my children through all that they have gone through. This group has sent out test strips when we ran out of them. They have done so much more than I could ever imagine from any foundation. I didn't even know that what they did for every body and I was absolutely in shock when they reach out and just gave me that hand that I absolutely needed. That shoulder that I needed to cry on. This foundation is more than just a foundation to us, they are our family. I wouldn't want it any other way.