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Thanks for checking out my personal page!

  

A lot has happened since last year's canceled ride!  Molly Cramer, who we have been riding for since her diagnosis so many years ago is doing great and just graduated from The University of Richmond...  She truly is an amzing young woman. My own daughter Jessica is in the process of applying to vet schools while working at two local zoos.  My son Matthew will be a junior in college and is off to Ireland this fall for a semester abroad.  My wife Tracey and I have been training as much as we can this year in a year when the weather has frankly not cooperated at all!.  My own training was interupted when I pick-up truck pulled out in front of me while I was riding at about 25 mph....  Let's just say that bikes and pick-ups do not mix well.  It took several weeks to recover and get back on the bike and 6 weeks later I am still a tad paranoid.

But we will make it to Death Valley this year and ride and hopefully I can make my fundraising goal as well! 

Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts.  By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.  Did you know that: 

 

  • T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
  • T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
  • Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
  • Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood 6 or more times a day?

 

As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D.  JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.  

 

There have been some great advancements recently too.  Many of you have supported me for numerous rides and I cannot thank you enough.  Your support has advanced work on things like "SMART INSULIN" which is injected once every day and only 'used' if the body senses elevated blood glucose levels.  There is even some pretty cool work being done on creating a semi-permeable membrane device (think of it as a very complex tea bag) which is implanted under the skin, monitors blood glucose and the will mimic the pancreas.  While we are not there with a full cure yet, we have made and will continue to make the daily lives of those impacted by T1D better and better.  Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?

 

Thank you for your support!

Jon

 

 

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