Brooklynn’s Story

Our beautiful daughter, Brooklynn, was rushed to the emergency department at UW Health after being seen by her primary physician. We were told that Brooklynn was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and needed immediate medical attention for diabetic ketoacidosis.

All of our lives changed at that very moment. AFCH is now part of our extended family. The doctors, nurses, nutritionists, child life specialists, volunteers and therapists all worked together to help our very sick little girl. They cared for Brooklynn and helped us all learn how to live with this new diagnosis, giving us love and support, just like a family member would do.

The endocrine team is absolutely amazing. They made Brooklynn feel like royalty and us, as parents, feel like Brooklynn was their only patient! They even called once we were at home to check in to make sure we were all doing ok with our new “normal”.

Without the amazing team and quick medical action at AFCH Brooklynn would not be the spirited and sparkly 8 year old she is today.

Because of the on-going remarkable care Brooklynn receives from her endocrine team, she is able to do all the things she loves: going to school, dancing and being a typical little girl. We are forever grateful! Thank you AFCH!

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