Donna’s health began to deteriorate in 2007 when she began to lose her ability to walk. She went to several doctors, had a multitude of tests run, and no diagnosis or treatment was ever decided. Soon after this, she began to have problems with her eyes. it was her eye doctor that found her diabetes.
Apparently she had been diabetic for at least a decade and didn’t know it. She was not one for getting regular check ups. The diabetes had done considerable damage to her eyes. During this time it was discovered that the diabetes had also severely damaged her kidneys. Within two years she was on dialysis, and within another year she had lost the sight in one eye.
Life was hard for Donna.