Fundraiser for a family to get a diabetic-alert dog
June 18, 2017
Paige Springer is a 6 and a half year old who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 3. In Type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system attacks part of its own pancreas. Doctors are not sure why this happens, but the immune system mistakenly sees the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas as foreign, and it destroys them. This attack is known as “autoimmune disease,” and there is no known cure.
Paige deals with this disease with more courage and strength than most adults would. She is not on an insulin pump because she doesn't want anything hanging from her body to make her fe...