I only taught at the high school level for a couple of years but during that time no student ever stood out like Amy Perry. She was mature well beyond her years and her neatly detailed notebooks made her a teacher's favourite. She had some struggles, as did most of the students at the at-risk school where I taught, but she never complained. She realized she was pregnant weeks before graduation and now is an amazing mother to an almost 5 year old little girl. She quickly turned from a student to a friend and we have kept in touch since she graduated 6 years ago. Amy has diabetes and suffers from a rare condition called dawn phenomenon which causes increased glucose production early in the morning. Without the insulin pump that she wears she would have to set her alarm to wake up multiple times through the night to regulate her levels. She is currently in need of a new insulin pump and as a single mom she, like many, is struggling to makes ends meet. The $8000 dollars she needs is so far out of her reach it is heart-breaking. So we are going to rally around Amy and get her that money one way or another. We are going to start with this gofundme page. Have a look if you can and remember, any donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated!
Happy Mail to:
27 Wellington Row
Saint John, NB
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)