Trowbridge youngster Maci Beety, aged 10 and a pupil at Paxcroft School, has just launched her own GoFundMe page to help young sufferers of Type 1 diabetes.
Even though she has Type1 diabetes herself, she doesn’t let it stop her doing what she wants to do – she is a keen rugby player and plays for the Under-10s for Trowbridge RFC. Like most diabetics, she has good days and bad days, but tries never to let it get her down as she hates to miss out on any schooling or activities.
Now, Maci has been trying to raise enough money to be able to buy a small piece of equipment called a Tickleflex, a method of injecting insulin that is needed to combat diabetes. However, as the Tickleflex cannot be obtained through prescription, Maci would now like to be able to buy 100 to be donated to the diabetic ward at Bath’s Royal United Hospital for newly-diagnosed children to be able to have one each, so it helps take away some of the fear of having to inject.
Maci is so passionate about this, she is in the process of trying to strike a deal with the manufacturers to bring the purchase price down. Each Tickleflex costs £15, yet if a deal can be struck, then she hopes that she will be able to buy more. To help Maci, please visit her GoFundMe page here.
Maci is also looking forward to Friday December 3rd when she is holding her ‘Type1ie Day’, where hopefully everyone at Paxcroft School will be joining in to help raise money for her appeal by wearing their onesies to school and making a donation.