Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
My name is McKenna. I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Now I am 13 years old and in 8th grade. I am on the Jaguar Honor roll, participate in National Junior Honor Society and play trumpet in the 8th grade band.
Having type 1 diabetes effects my life daily. It means that my body no longer produces insulin that I need to convert carbohydrates to energy and I will be dependent on giving myself insulin manually for the rest of my life. Today, I use a pump to constantly give me insulin. I check my blood glucose with finger pricks 6 to 8 times a day and I count every carbohydrate I eat. I will have to live with diabetes my entire life, unless a cure is found.
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to Cure Diabetes Celebrating Ron Santo to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Did you know that:
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?
Let's turn type 1 into typenone!
Won't you please help and become a hero!
Thank you for your support!
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Dennis & Betty Mueth
Jeffrey Turner Trustee
The Suriano Family