Hello all, I’m a little late in signing up for the JDRF ride this year. I was taking a deep look within to decide where I wanted to ride this year. Knowing the challenges Taryn faces every day with never a single day off, brought me to the conclusion that I need to challenge myself a little more.
I don’t know what it is like to test my blood sugar EVERY morning
I don’t know what it is like to test my blood sugar EVERY time I get in my car
I don’t know what it is like to test my blood sugar EVERY time I have a meal
EVERY DAY now for the past 8 years that is what Taryn does
Blindness, Kidney failure, amputation, are just some of the injustices this disease brings along and of course going to low or too high and dying is something that can occur any time……….
Friends, this is a dreadful feeling for a parent and I assure you I do not dwell on the above. 99% of the time I know how blessed I am to have such a beautiful, ambitious, adventurous, smart, and caring daughter. Taryn graduated from the University of Massachusetts this past May with a degree in nutrition. She was one of the lucky applicants to be accepted for a dietetic internship at UMASS where only 10 slots are available each year. She will be working in area hospitals, schools, and elsewhere as well as taking courses in order to sit for Registered Dietician license next year. I am very proud of what she’s accomplished so far but I know she plans on going a lot further.
99% of the time that is how I feel. The other 1% I want to punch a wall. I want her free of this disease. WE NEED YOUR HELP / I NEED YOUR HELP
I’m willing to work my butt off (literally in this instance) to raise more money for research to help find a cure for Type I diabetes. 5 years ago I made a statement that I would ride every year as long as I was able or until a cure was found. Thankfully, I am able – unfortunately there still is no cure. The challenge is Lake Tahoe – a 72 mile journey around the lake with two very serious climbs. These climbs are the challenge I will need to prepare for with commitment and determination. The same determination and commitment Taryn has.
Taryn has a challenge every day, I have challenge to climb, now I have challenge for you!
Please help me raise 8,000.00 this year. Please donate!! Your tax-deductible gift will help make a difference in the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. Lake Tahoehere I come. Thanks
It is faster and easier than ever to donate. Simply click on this link.
If you prefer, you can mail your gift check to me at the address listed below. Please make the check payable to JDRF and include my name in the Memo section.
779 Old York Rd., East Windsor, NJ 08520
Any amount, great or small, helps JDRF get closer to its goal of finding better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
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