Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page! As most of you know, the love of my life, my son, Wyatt was diagnosed with diabetes 2 years ago at almost 2 years of age. We have been managing this disease since then and will continue to do this until a cure is found. It is constant- every minute of every day. This writer explains what is like to manage this disease in a better way than I ever could. Please take a moment to read what it is like to live with this disease.
I’m taking part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, along with hundreds of riders from around the world, to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
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 I 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.