Saturday, May 26, 2007

WE DID IT!!!

Today was the garage sale that Century 21 organized. Wow! Century 21 was awesome and our friends were incredible. There was so much stuff! At last count they raised about $6000. They gave us $3, 528.60. With what we already had in the bank and donations through my blog, that puts us $588.60 over the amount needed which means that we can afford to get some sensors for this which are not covered by medical and are $50 a sensor which lasts 3 - 6 days. So they aren't something we would use all the time but they are good to have to use from time to time to check basal rates and if doing something unusual like alot of exercise.

In the end, we decided not to go with the Cozmo pump. Although it has features Kaetlyn would really like and it is just cool looking, too, we found the factory rep (read salesman) difficult to deal with which concerned us about service afterwards. He is based out of Vancouver. We decided to go with the minimed 722 shown above. You can read about it here. Check it out, it is an awesome pump! Minimed has a program that allows you to upgrade to the next model for only $800 within your warranty period (4 yrs). This is a real selling feature for us - especially with what we have just been through to raise this money. And the next time Kaetlyn needs a new pump she will be an adult. And the factory rep is great and is in Kelowna. We put in a call to her today and left a message. We hope to have the pump within the week.

So at the end of this busy day, I am feeling a little stunned. We did it. Buoyed and supported by our friends who love Kaetlyn and by strangers who have never met her. They poured in today, making donations, chatting with Kaetlyn, buying things. One woman (who didn't know Kaetlyn or I) brought some beautiful jewellery to sell at the garage sale but decided to give it to Kaetlyn instead. We are overwhelmed at what our community has helped us do. We are so grateful. Thank you!

4 comments:

bum.by.the.sea said...

YAY! that is so awesome, I'm so happy for you guys!!! you worked so hard for it!

beetlemack said...

that is so great andrea

Dragonflydownunder said...

Congratulations! Here's to the health and wellbeing of your daughter. That was a marathon effort.

katie said...

wow. that is really cool. it must feel like you have overcome a huge hurdle.