Hi, my name is Amanda. I am Layla's mom. Layla was first diagnosed at 13 months old, November 27,2016 I had no idea diabetes ran in the family. She just wasn’t acting herself for a good week. She only wanted to sleep. We went on vacation visiting family and my sister took me and her to the ER. They tested everything and it came back she was very sick. In DKA with a sugar of 1183. We rushed her back to a bigger hospital back in Mississippi where they air lifted her and myself to oschner in New Orleans. They told me if I would have waited another 24hrs she would have died in her sleep. That was the worst day of our lives. We was there over a week. Three days in Peds ICU before they could get her sugar under control. It was a lot to cope with at first and a lot to understand. Still to this day we have our ups and downs but we know how to handle them now. It’s a very scary situation for any parent and child to go through but in the end we are warriors!
Layla's team consists of:
Me (Amanda): her mom, layla's two brothers: Gavin & Marshall, her aunt Ariel, and her three cousins: Rylee, Levi, & Sterling.....so far....you can join her team and walk with us or donate for the walk.