When it comes to having a JDRF Walk Team, it is challenging to get and keep people interested year after year. Asking the same people to donate money, asking people to walk, asking people who are walking to please raise money, it isn’t easy, and involves a lot of asking.
I met my dear friend Kerry, my first day of college (Yes, a long time ago. Dinosaurs carried our books. They were very helpful). She is a wonderful friend and will be walking with me again on September 29th. A few months ago, she started a new business venture with Initials, Inc. At the time, I was carrying my blood glucose supplies in a ziplock bag (yes, it was convenient-ish, ok, not really). When I looked over her website, I thought this was a great opportunity to not only support and cheer-on my friend, but also time to try out a *NEW* blood glucose carry case.
Kerry sells a design called Tune Keeper which is a fabric, zippered pouch, meant to hold an iPod. It also has a keyring and lobster claw clasps on one end. The pouch is padded and securely fits my Verio IQ, OneTouch Delica, Verio test strips, emergency cash, and if need be, my Dexcom G4 receiver. Yep, I love it. It also has a tiny interior pocket (that’s where I hide the $5… there’s the info robbers. Come and get it).
Kerry contacted me about an idea she had to help fundraise for this year’s JDRF Walk. In separate news, her daughter is the one who reminded me to believe in miracles, when I needed a miracle believing boost. It’s a whole story about inch worms, and bronchitis, and crying at a funeral, and the inch worms becoming moths. I’ll save that story for another day though. Anyway, Kerry is a special person in my life (as is her family) and this is what she’s doing (in Kerry’s words):