2014 April Hero of the Month

Makayla Gagnon, age 6,

of Mapleton daughter of Matthew and Misty Gagnon, was diagnosed in 2013 with Type 1 Diabetes when her blood sugars were elevated to 907 (the norm being around 100). Makayla fatigues very easily and finds prolonged physical activities to be draining; she also struggles with blurred vision due fluctuating sugar levels. Makayla also travels extensively to meet with specialists throughout the state and misses the normalcy she once experienced. Makayla loves arts and crafts, singing and playing outside. She is also a fan of the movie “Frozen.” Makayla has a wonderful supportive family: her Memere, the staff at Mapleton Elementary, and all the “Gagnon family” who love her very much.

Along with receiving $100 The Cubby Fund also purchased a Digital Monitor to assist the family in their care for Makayla.  If you know of a child with a chronic or life threating illness and would like to nominate them for the Hero of the Month program go to www.thecubby.org or call 768-6200.