About Harrigan

Use the donation tab in the side bar to make a donation today!!

We have been given an opportunity to host a fundraiser at Innsbrook Pavilion.  This will only happen if we can get sponsors to defray the cost of the venue. 

This Fundraiser has the potential to raise the remaining $12,000 we owe on Harrigan!!

Please help us out- Sponsorships range from $50-$500 and can be done for a business or personal event such as birthday, graduation or anniversary! Detail are on the Frozen Fundraiser Tab above.

Please note we have not booked Innsbrook, and will only be able to do this is if we get sponsorships.

 Check out our upcoming events and fundraisers:

May 4- Birthday Party For Harrigan

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May 29- Spirited Art

June 6 (date tentative)- Movies in the Moonlight- Outdoor showing of Frozen

For details, see our Fundraising pages

Harrigan is a Diabetic Alert Dog (D.A.D.)  A D.A.D.’s  main role as a service dog is to alert to changes in blood sugars before they become dangerous.  These dogs can tell from scent if a person’s sugar is running out of the normal range or if there is a change happening to quickly.  When they notice these changes, they immediately alert the Type 1 diabetic who is then able to check  blood sugar levels and make the correct adjustments.

In 2009, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and shortly after started on an insulin pump.  This was a very big adjustment for me.  It required a number of changes. First was adjusting to and accepting the fact that I now had a chronic condition that would affect everything I did from this point forward.  Then, it was making changes, one step at a time.  Diet was a key, making sure I ate “good carbs”, cut out lots of fat and increased my veggies. I started an exercise routine and lost weight.  I even make sure that I get enough sleep.   I often joke that I am healthier now than before I was diagnosed!!

Even with all the hard work, medication and determination, my sugar runs into extreme highs and lows.  I have often dropped down to the 50′s (very dangerous) without knowing it!  Then I can run for hours and even days on highs. This is why I have gotten a D.A.D. Harrigan has alerted me to a number of highs and lows, but the most amazing part is the prevention of serious drops.  Just a few days ago, Harirgan alerted me to a low, but when I checked, my numbers were fine.  Knowing that he sensed something, I set my alarm and checked again 10 minutes later.  In that short time, my sugar had dropped over 30 points.  I was able to eat a small snack to prevent a dangerous low.   Since Harirgan has entered my life, I am more confident that I will not hit these lows.  I am not afraid to go to  sleep at night, where a low means I may not wake up.  I am also not worried about driving and passining out.  This little guy really is my HERO!!

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  2. Thank you so much for everything !!!!!! Tina

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