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Eli Day

Eli Day

Eli was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000, at 15 months old. He is 22 years old now and doing great! However, while growing up, he suffered low blood sugar seizures. It is scary to be a child and have a medical emergency. Eli fondly remembers one time when a medic gave him a small teddy bear and it made his experience less frightening.

Eli and his mother Laura now help kids in similar situations by creating ElisHugBugs! Their goal is to arm first responders with hugbugs so when they are called out to assist children in medical emergencies or domestic violence situations, they have hugbugs in their vehicle to give a child for comfort! When the initial hugbugs are finished, they will be contacting local fire/police departments so they can distribute the hugbugs to children in crisis, at no cost to them!

YOU Can Help!

1.Donations of any small crochet/knitted bugs that meet the specifications of a safe elishugbug. Ladybugs, butterflies, flies, bees, beetles, snails, etc.

2. Donation via GoFundMe. By donating $20.00, we can get 4 elishugbugs made. That means $20.00 donation will help 4 children!

3. Word of mouth! Link your friends to get the word out to support elishugbugs! This would be a great project for school groups, scout groups, senior centers, kindness groups, etc. Anyone can get involved!

GoFundMe Donate Here

Address for Donations

Laura Day 151 W. Superstition Blvd. #214 Apache Junction, AZ 85117

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