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Join me and my family in turning Type One into Type None!

    Welcome to the Garcia Family JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!  As you might know, three years ago our daughter Ava (now 12) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  While there is no way to prevent or cure this desease, she has managed it well even at such a young age.  Because of her I am going to ride 100 miles in Vermont to help raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.  Please help our family as we strive to find a cure for type 1. 

    Did you know 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 we raise helps them continue to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community until a cure is found. 

    I have been hard at work training and fundraising, and your gift today will propel me toward the finish line. Please donate and help JDRF achieve its goal of a world without T1D. 

    Please check back to view my fundraising progress as my Ride weekend approaches. Thank you for your support.

     

     

     

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