Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page for our son Gavin!
This year I am taking part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in La Crosse, Wisconsin to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. My personal goal is to raise $5,000 to help JDRF fund research to help improve the lives of the over 3 million people living with T1D.
Our son Gavin is one of those 3 million. Gavin was diagnosed with T1D in April 2005 when he was just 20 months old; every day since he’s had to endure 10 to 15 finger pricks per day. Imagine having to prick your finger numerous times throughout the day, for instance
- First thing when you wake up in the morning
- Before you eat any snack or meal
- Before, during and after participating in any activity or exercise
- Before you go to bed
- And even while you are sleeping
Since being diagnosed Gavin has had over 49,275 finger pricks.
This August, I will be participating in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in La Crosse, Wisconsin. My personal goal is to raise $5,000 to help fund research to find a cure for T1D for Gavin and the 3,000,000 others that suffer from T1D worldwide.
Thank you for taking this first step and visiting my donation page and reading my story. Please click on the donate button and help me and JDRF achieve our goal of turning Type One to Type NONE.
Did you know that T1D:
- Strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle.
- Occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Insulin is essential to turning food into energy.
- Requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
JDRF is working every day to change this. And every dollar I raise helps them continue to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community until a cure is found.
Thank you for your support!