My name is Angie born and raised in Tupelo, MS, NeNe was my mother raised in Tupelo as well. I found out she had borderline diabetes, then out of nowhere she was full diabetic. I believe my parents tried to keep it from me as long as they could to shield me. However, in 2016 as I was vacationing at the beach with my family, my mother was suffering and slowly dying. No one thought to check her sugar level, after all she was a nurse for many years. She thought she had some sort of virus; she had all the symptoms of that. My dad saw she was not getting any better so rushed her to the ER. The doctors there did not think to check her blood sugar level either. They gave her electrolytes through an IV due to how sick she had been. She was getting better, Dad went home to get a few things for her, and as he was walking out of the door to go back to the hospital, he got a call that Linda had passed. I did not know any of this until we returned from vacation and dad was at the house waiting for us. He then told me what happened. As I was laying by the pool and soaking up the sun, my mother was dying, and I had no clue. Of course, I knew she was not feeling well but no one could have guessed it was her diabetes that suddenly took her from us to soon. I call my team 'Team NeNe' to honor her and never forget. She was a wife, mother, sister, grandmother. Team NeNe is for all the NeNe's gone too soon, not being able to see her grandkids grow up, their children in the many adventure’s life takes them, not being able to re-connect with their spouse after retirement. The list goes on and on.
Team NeNe is for my mother, Linda Young. She is who I walk for and choose not to forget. All money raised in this fundraiser stays in Mississippi to help a family struggling with this disease.
Please donate if you can. And come walk with me Oct. 24th 10Am place is to be determined. Stay up to date by following me on Facebook and Instagram Angie Young Stevens.