MASON CITY, Iowa- Dozens of people teed off at the Mason City Country Club Friday but it was more than just for fun.
The JDRF “Best Shot” golf tournament brought in around 23 teams to help raise money for a cure to juvenile diabities.
Sean Kuhl of Mason City is one of those heading the event because his fire year old son was diagnosed with type one diabetes when he was 15 months old.
He said he learned how serious the disease was when doctors told him they had to make a decision within minutes in order to save his life.
“Looking back, we know how serious he was and how close we were to losing him,” Kuhl said. “’The doctor came in and said we have ten minutes to make a decision: we need to dispatch life flight, do you want to come from Des Moines or Iowa City?’ and we chose Iowa City.”
Over the last four years of helping to set the event up Kuhl said he has already seen the money going towards advancements like the artificial pancreas as well as sensor lasting longer.
“Our son loves his new sensor,’ Kuhl said. “He’s really looking forward to his new pump he is getting next year also. Good things are coming through so we know this money is going to a good place.”
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