Then help arrived: another mother told Becky about Hope Air. “At first it was unbelievable. You always think nothing is free. But this is the best thing ever! I knew I could get her the help she needed.”
The trips to Vancouver are far more than just appointments. Abby’s insulin pump requires constant adjusting, and it can be tricky. “If she’s having a sugar crash at a certain time, I can adjust,” says Becky. “But it might take me a month to get exactly the right balance, and during that time she’s feeling sick and missing school. When we see the specialist, he’ll have it sorted out in a couple hours.”
Thanks to that support, Abby has been able to do all the things children enjoy. She’s done gymnastics and dance, and is now an active member of 4-H. Through it all, Hope Air has been their lifeline. “If I could talk to the people who sponsor and donate, I’d probably drop to my knees and cry,” says Becky. “It’s such a relief.