Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 23 of 23

Thread: Hubby's giving back to the community

  1. #1
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,515
    Hubby almost died a year ago when his appendix burst. He is lucky to be alive. After all the surgery and healing began in the hospital, the doctor hit us with, "You have diabetes". It is type 2 and we have had to completely learn how to take care of his diet and exercize changes to manage it. I tell you ... it hasn't been easy.

    He is doing much better now. I think he has lost somewhere around 50 pounds.

    He began to feel that god had kept him alive for a reason, so he has gone to the nevada chapter of the diabetes association and organized a golf tournament to raise money for the kids here in nevada that need to learn how to manage it. I am so very proud of him for this and I wanted to share the flyer with you girls.

    The community has responded so well, right up to the congressman's Reid office who called yesterday and donated towels and balls. I am going to donate a quilt for the auction and assist the cooking staff during the event.

    Here is the flyers ..
    Attached Images Attached Images


  2. #2
    Super Member Justquilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    2,686
    That is so nice!! Having fun & donating to a great cause at the same time!! Love it :D

  3. #3
    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Athens Ga
    Posts
    11,448
    As the mother of a son who has had type 1 since the age of 19, I love what you are doing! What a great way to give back!



    Ninnie

  4. #4
    Super Member omak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Central Washington State
    Posts
    6,053
    What a great way to be pro-active!
    When my husband was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I had so much to learn and I felt so guilty that I hadn't been involved before diabetes affected my family.
    It took some time for me to calm down enough to realize that God brings things into our focus as the need arises. Just as your husband is testifying to. I agree with him.
    When we get done being stunned by what is happening to us enough to reach out and do something for someone else, then a bit of heaven happens on earth, and our burden is not as harsh.
    It is the way God is glorified and revealed to a hurting world.

  5. #5
    Piedmont Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,066
    I have a friend who at 36 was just diagnosed with type 1. We have also had several girls on our competition cheer squad that were type 1. Thank you and your DH for the work you are doing to help others. May God bless this event.

    Piedmont Quilter

  6. #6
    Irish Heart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Michigan's Thumb (of the mitten)
    Posts
    57
    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    What a great way to be pro-active!
    When my husband was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I had so much to learn and I felt so guilty that I hadn't been involved before diabetes affected my family.
    It took some time for me to calm down enough to realize that God brings things into our focus as the need arises. Just as your husband is testifying to. I agree with him.
    When we get done being stunned by what is happening to us enough to reach out and do something for someone else, then a bit of heaven happens on earth, and our burden is not as harsh.
    It is the way God is glorified and revealed to a hurting world.
    Amen :!:

  7. #7
    Super Member Shemjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Posts
    6,895
    WTG! Would that more of us get off our reputations and do more! Give him a big hug from me! :lol:

  8. #8
    bearpaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,635
    That's a wonderful thing your husband (and you) are doing. My niece was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 10. She's been to the camps a few times and has learned alot from them. Great job!!

  9. #9
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,958
    What a great thing you and your husband are doing. Thanks from all of us.

  10. #10
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,515
    I just came back in from gardening ... whew that is hot business!

    Thanks girls for all your posts of encouragement and gratitude. I am going to show hubby this when he gets home tonight from work. I am sure he will appreciate all your sweet words. He has worked hard at this and has a way to go.

  11. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seacoast New Hampshire
    Posts
    1,073
    What a great, great thing to do, and for him to take that as a sign is wonderful. Spirits are everywhere...

    btw, I love the play on words! lol

  12. #12
    Super Member MollieSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    2,555
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Heart
    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    What a great way to be pro-active!
    When my husband was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I had so much to learn and I felt so guilty that I hadn't been involved before diabetes affected my family.
    It took some time for me to calm down enough to realize that God brings things into our focus as the need arises. Just as your husband is testifying to. I agree with him.
    When we get done being stunned by what is happening to us enough to reach out and do something for someone else, then a bit of heaven happens on earth, and our burden is not as harsh.
    It is the way God is glorified and revealed to a hurting world.
    Amen :!:
    And I say Amen also. And thank your husband for hearing God's whisper in his ear. Imagine how many will be helped by this! And what a wonderful thing for you two to share in! I bet you're going to make a really beautiful quilt for this! :-)

  13. #13
    Super Member Celeste's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    N. Ca
    Posts
    4,507
    Blog Entries
    32
    I wish I knew the words to convey my respect and gratitude for him getting involved like he is. You too.

  14. #14
    Member Gini's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    87
    I learned I had type 2 diabetes 2 years ago. I applaud and commend your husband for getting the ball rolling on this fund raiser....
    What a wonderful person your DH is!!

  15. #15
    Super Member Barb M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Mission, BC
    Posts
    2,143
    Oh wow, that is really awesome! Hope the tournament goes really good :)

  16. #16
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    19,993
    What a great thing for him to do!
    BIG HUGS to him!
    I have a sister in law that has become blind to diabetes and is fighting the disease every day just to stay alive. Docs said back when she lost her sight that she would probably only live another 5 years. Well? It's been 18 years!

  17. #17
    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,930
    Kudos to your hubby! Hope you have a huge turnout and raise lots and lots and lots and lots of money :wink:

  18. #18
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Port Angeles, WA
    Posts
    12,753
    how cool is that :D

  19. #19
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SE Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,087
    "A cure for diabetes" has been on my daily prayer list for a long time. We have lost a couple relatives to Type 1 diabetes. Your husband is doing a valuable service!

  20. #20
    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    18,757
    Blog Entries
    9
    Tell your DH that he is doing a wonderful service! My DH was diagnosed this week with Type 2. I don't even know where to start learning about whtat to do next....I feel like we are living a nightmare after all the stuff he's been through in the last couple of years. For your DH to get his arms around it all..(his surgery, recovery, diabetes diagnosis, weight loss, etc) and do this for the kids...KUDOS to him! :lol:

  21. #21
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,515
    Good Morning Everyone! :D

    I showed hubby this thread last night. He was very humble about your comments. He is a great guy, and a well loved person in the community. So, I am praying this event raises lots of money for the kids. John Ensign's office called yesterday to donate to the auction. (state senator). Cool Huh?

    Sand pat ... I know how you feel. The american diabetes association is on line with lots of information to help you get going on learning everything. There is a support group there as well. We went to a couple sessions at the hospital with a counsilor and also with a dietician (sp?). It really was all so confusing. So, I found this site on line that we joined that is run by doctor's and dietitions that gives you a weekly diet to go by to ballance it all out right. It is called GlucoMenu.com It has worked for hubby, along with buying a tread mill for his exercise that he needed. Now, here is the big, " WHAT?" Our doctor put him on cinnamon. It is the new darling of the diabetes world. Check it out at web md.com. He buys the capsules at GNC. But they equal a teaspoon each. Three times a day.
    There is a magazine that comes with your subscription to the glucomenu, it is called Diabetes Self Management. It is on line with the same addy but with dot com after the name. It will be ok, don't panic. Bless your hearts. If you need any other information, or a shoulder to cry on, pm me I am here.

  22. #22
    Super Member Kyiav10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Williamsport Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,366
    What a great thing to do!!! And such an endeavor!

    Kyia

  23. #23
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,515
    Thanks so much. He has really had to work at this. I am so proud of him, I could burst.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.