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KCTV 5: Teen Chiefs fan battling diabetes for years surprised with "away game experience"

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By Sharon Chen

 It was just dinner, or so he thought. Instead, 15-year-old Carson Lundquist is now headed to an away Chiefs game of his choice!

The Lundquist family showed up to the Hy-Vee in Blue Springs for a complimentary dinner. The next thing they knew, television cameras showed up and several Hy-vee store managers appeared at their table.

“Dinner isn’t the only reason why we brought you out here tonight,” said store director Chris Wiltfong.

“We also got you guys an away game experience with the Kansas City Chiefs, how about that?”

It is the ultimate prize, especially when you consider Carson hasn’t had the easiest life.

“We had this healthy baby boy and then, all of a sudden, he’s in ICU at Children’s Mercy,” said Allison Lundquist, his mother.

At just 3 years old, Carson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

“It’s a 24/7 disease. It never takes a vacation. We constantly monitor his blood sugar levels and try to keep him healthy,” Allison said.


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Children's Mercy Endocrinology and Diabetes