Kickin it with Kaydin
Benefit to be held July 24th 12pm – 5pm
Tin Lizzy Tavern
Kaydin Robley, daughter of Nick and Desi Robley, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) on May 15, 2015, at the young age of 4. T1D is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin and requires lifelong treatment.
Initially after diagnosis, Kaydin had to have her blood sugar checked 7-10 times a day and received 4 insulin injections. In December, Kaydin was able to start using an insulin pump which has lowered the amount of times she had to be poked for insulin treatment. This disease has been very debilitating to both Kaydin and her family. Her parents have to wake up 2-3 times a night to check her blood sugars and Kaydin’s mother, Desi, had to accompany her to preschool 3 times a week.
The Robley family has decided to help Kaydin gain her independence with the help of a Diabetic Alert Dog. A Diabetic Alert Dog is specifically trained to react to the chemical change produced by Kaydin’s high and low blood sugars. The dog will help give Kaydin’s parents the piece of mind that they need knowing Kaydin will be safe as she leads a more confident, and independent life.
This is where the Robley family needs our help. A monthly supply of Kaydin’s medication and insulin pump supplies alone cost hundreds of dollars. A Diabetic Alert Dog itself is expensive and will cost $20,000 with all of the extensive training it has to undergo to become specialized for Kaydin. Let’s come together as a community, family, and friends to help Kaydin and her family with some expenses to help her obtain her Diabetic Alert Dog.
On July 24, there will be a benefit at Tin Lizzy’s Tavern in Fremont from 12p-5p to help the family raise money. There will be a meal, silent auction, raffle items, dunk tank, t-shirt sales, and kids’ activities. If you would like to donate anything (silent auction or raffle items, or a monetary donation) to help raise this family the money they need, that would be greatly appreciated. Please contact: Ann Holtz at 712-299-7325 or Jenn Lee at 712-204-2174. Donations may also be made straight to the cause by donating at www.caninesofhope.org (tax deductible), or mailing a donation to Alert Service Dogs, 9036 Buckeye Court, Indianapolis, IN 46260 (write Kaydin Robley on memo line).