Hello and Welcome!
This is my daughter and I 7th year walking in JDRF Walk to cure diabtes. Let me take a few minutes to tell you why this walk is so impartment to my daughter and me.
My nana was told she had diabetes at the age of 32. She was very hard headed and she did not want this to affect her life. But this disease came very fast for my nana. It didn’t take very long for it to take over her whole life. She was on a schedule to poke her finger and when to give the insulin. It got to the point where she was unable to give her insulin to herself. I had to ask her daughter (my mom) for help. And being hard headed as she was she did not like to ask for help. My nana was my best friend; she was the greatest person in the world to me. Even though she was only in my life for a very short time, I was able to spend every second I could with her. She even taught me how to give her her insulin so I was able to help her out if my mom was unable to get to her. She lived with this disease for about 20 years. When I was 8 years old I lost her to this disease. I lost my best friend. She was only 54 years old.
I do this walk in honor of her and I believe that you should stop something where it starts and type 1 diabetes is where it starts.
So this year, I'll again be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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