Team Coffey - Good to the Last Drop by Connor - over 4 years ago
"Connor (age 8) was the Youth Ambassador for our area's American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes. We ordered matching Custom Ink shirts for our team members to celebrate this special honor. The were perfect! We decided to name our team "Team Coffey...Good to the Last Drop!" because our last name is Coffey, and Brian & I love to drink coffee. "Good to the last drop" can refer to either a warm mug of coffee OR a drop of blood needed to measure blood glucose levels. Both Connor (age 8) and Brian (age 36) test their blood sugars before every meal, exercise or whenever they have symptoms of low blood sugar (under 80) or high blood sugar (over 180). It is a constant struggle to find the right balance of insulin and carbohydrates to get their blood sugars in range. 365/24/7 - it's a full time job to keep our family healthy. The word "Drop" makes our family automatically think of blood. What does it make you think of? We hope that one day we will think of drinking the last drop of coffee from a mug or feeling raindrops on our faces instead of blood on a test strip. Our team t-shirts this year were coffee brown color from Custom Ink. The front said "Team Coffey" with a picture of a cup of steaming hot coffee, and the back said "Good to the Last Drop!" with a picture of a child's finger with a tiny drop of blood on it. We heard lots of other walkers commenting on our clever shirt design. We beamed with pride throughout the walk. Thank you Custom Ink!"