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Our Inspiring Patient, Mackenzie

MackenzieMackenzie is one of our great patients and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2013. She has been completing the Telus JDRF Walk since then.  Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are proud to sponsor her and her team “The Test Strips” again this year. Her mother Jaime took time to give us some insight on how Mackenzie is doing and what she has been through over the last 3 years. We hope you take time to read what her mother had to say.  You can also find more information on her donation page found below.

“Mackenzie is now 14 years old she will turn 15 in September. She is now in grade 9 and finished her first semester with honours and an extra credit (she took online summer school to get a head start). Mackenzie has taken the year off of dance, but is going to a gym (fitness forum) 3 times a week for cardio and strength training.

Mackenzie was diagnosed October 01, 2013. This equals 875 days since diagnosis, 7400 finger pokes to test blood, 3700 needles and 240 insulin infusion sites inserted. Through all of this she is still a happy teenager with a great outlook on life. She independent, strong and determined to succeed.

Mackenzie recently had family visit from England and is looking forward to a trip to England in the near future to visit the rest of her family.

This will be Mackenzie's third year participating in the JDRF Walk for a cure. Mackenzie now has over 15 people walking to support her on team "the test strips" This year’s event will take place at TD Waterhouse Stadium on June 12, 2016.

Thank you again for all your support for Mackenzie. We are truly blessed by all the wonderful, supportive people in our lives and the continual love and support given to Mackenzie. Her strength comes from knowing she is so loved and supported.”

Sincerely,
The Bertelsen's

To learn more about Mackenzie and her team “The Test Strips” click here.


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