Thank you for visiting my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes page! This year, I’m happy to announce that I will be riding 72 miles in Lake Tahoe, California.
What is the JDRF?
The JDRF is the leading organization for funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The ultimate goal of the JDRF is to find a cure for T1D, while improving people’s lives along the way.
What is the Ride to Cure Diabetes?
The Ride to Cure Diabetes is a cycling event where a group of riders will get together and ride on various dates and locations across the country. Each rider will fundraise for their ride and to find a cure. I will be riding 72 miles in Lake Tahoe, California on September 7, 2014. I have set my fundraising goal at $4000. I’m hoping that this money, as well as the money that the other riders have raised will one day lead to a cure.
Why are you involved?
T1D is a disease that I live with. For those who don’t know what it is like, living with T1D is like being on call 24/7. Here’s an average day:
1. Wake up
2. Test blood sugar (finger prick)
3. Take insulin injection because sugar is too high (needle injection)
4. Eat breakfast and count the number of carbs I eat
5. Take insulin for my breakfast carbs (needle injection)
6. Test blood sugar because I feel shaky (finger prick)
7. Blood sugar is low - drink juice to bring blood sugar back up.
8. Test blood sugar 15 minutes after juice to make sure it is up (finger prick)
This is all before lunch and I don’t think twice about it. It is just part of my normal routine now. Most days are completely fine. Some days are awful. This is the cards that one is dealt with T1D.
I support the JDRF because I am hopeful that the research that is being funded will one day lead to a cure for T1D. The advances in the technologies that have been made as a direct result of research are amazing. The artificial pancreas is right around the corner.
How can I help?
Donate. I ask that you make a donation to my ride. The funds will go directly to the JDRF to support a cure to T1D. I will do the all the hard work – testing my blood sugar, taking insulin, treating lows, and riding my bike. All that I ask from you is a donation.
Haven’t you done this before?
Yes! Last year, I rode in my 1st Ride to Cure Diabetes event in Nashville, Tennessee. It was an amazing experience. Words cannot explain the emotions that were felt that weekend. I was fortunate enough to ride along with some of my best friends from the Alabama Chapter.
Wrap this up already!
I hope you will join me this year and make a donation to my ride. I sincerely thank you for all the support you have given me. You don’t understand how much it means to me.
I will ride until TYPE 1 becomes TYPE NONE.
Love you all,
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Craig and Rheanell Farrill
mom and dad
Mr. Drew Monks
Tammy and Ataana