Hello Family and Friends!
We have made it to our 5th JDRF walk! That means that we have been counting on you and your support to find a cure for diabetes for 5 years.......and you are all still here with us! We can't tell you how much your support has meant to Averie and our family. And to those of you who will be walking with us for the 1st time, WELCOME! You are joining the best team at the JDRF walk! ;)
As I was looking over the interview we did with Averie last year, her first wish has come true! We got a dog! LOL! Unfortunately we are still working on the cure for diabetes. The JDRF is a solid organization and always rates in the top with independent studies of non-profit organizations. I tell you this because you can feel confident that your money is going directly to research related to preventing and curing diabetes, as well as improvements to treatment options that will allow Averie and others like her to lead a more normal life. The care for Averie is intense. Many of you have witnessed all that we need to do for her all day long (i.e., checking her blood sugar, calculating carbs in a meal, giving her insulin for her meals) and you know first hand how much work it is. Our #1 goal with the money raised with JDRF, is that there will be a cure or treatment that improves her quality of life. I certainly don't want her to have to do everything we have to do for her now,for the rest of her life.
And for those of you who know Averie personally, you know she doesn't let this get her down. You know that she is funny, smart, independent, a fashionista, athletic, and an animal-lover. And you know she handles all of this diabetes care with grace and maturity, far beyond her years. We are blessed that this is how she was designed and wish we could take credit for it. :) She will always be our baby girl, who has more on her plate than I'd ever wish on my worst enemy. Please stay committed to this fight with us. Our journey is not over.
We love you guys! Thank you for all your support and participation!!!!
The Dunn Family
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