Diabetic siblings need vital, lifesaving insulin pump
“I began searching for groups but didn’t find what I was looking for so decided to start my own support group, Diabetes Alive, for underprivileged children living with Type 1 Diabetes,” Fifi explained.
Last year her charity also helped a young girl, Sienna Thompson, living in Padstow, by purchasing an insulin pump for $9,000 with the support of the Canterbury League Club.
“Unfortunately her brother and twin sister have now been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes too and we are fundraising to buy them insulin pumps too,” Fifi said.
“Diabetes Alive is hosting a charity fundraiser on Saturday, September 21 at Canterbury League to help continue to raise awareness and much needed funds.”
Last year Diabetes Alive successfully fundraised $140,000 to purchase insulin pumps for 14 children.
“This focus has helped my mental health through connecting with so many people with diabetes and I no longer feel alone,” Fifi said.
“Diabetes Alive has given me my life back, and I feel like I am much more than my disease by helping others avoid what I am going through now.”
Suffering five heart attacks, kidney failure and a range of other complications from her diabetes, Fifi says everyday is a challenge but she still finds the time to support others through Diabetes Alive.
Tickets for the fundraiser cost $120 and include a three-course meal, beer, wine and soft drink, with cocktail dress attire, live music, raffles, auction and comedian Rob Shehadie as the MC.
Book your spot at firstname.lastname@example.org.