Hello! It's that time of year again and TAYLOR, MIKEY & I will 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. Last Year ADDIE'S ARMY was the LARGEST TEAM TO WALK IN ARIZONA, and this year we want to RAISE THE MOST DONATIONS OF A FAMILY/TEAM AND WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
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!
Addie was not the first nor was she the only person I have known who was lost to this disease. At 12 years old one of my close friends lost his sister (14 yoa) to this terrible disease. My husbands childhood friend and Best-Man at our Wedding, suffers from this illness which was much less managable at the time when he was a child. But Addie, Addie was the HARDEST, Addie hit the closest to home. We were in New York when we got the call from Dad that something terrible had happened, I was out and on my cell-phone when he called and would have sworn I misheard him when he told me what had happened and that Addie was in a coma. I saw Addie two days ago, she was fine, we were going to PotteryTime on Monday when we were back in AZ. WHAT? HOW? WHY? was all I could think of on that 5 hour flight home, probably the longest 5 hours of my life. Upon arriving back in AZ that morning we quickly dropped our children home and rushed to the hospital. Nothing could have prepared for that moment in my life, but we were there for a good-moment, to see Addie move her hands and arch her back and give us all some hope that she would pull through a we cheered her on aalong with her mom, dad & Uncle. Two days later GOD called ADDIE to be one of his angels and took from us one of the most beautiful and wonderful souls I have ever known.
Addie was 4 years old, 6 weeks shy of her 5th Birthday
Addie was in good health with no signs of a chronic ailment or medical condition.
Addie was lost to ACUTE-ONSET TYPE 1 DIABETES, what started as a stomach ache one night became tragic by the next afternoon. YES, it can happen that fast!
Addies story did not end here though, her parents opted for organ donation and Addies loving Heart,& Beautiful eyes went on to SAVE NUMEROUS LIVES, lives that as of this August are still thriving.
Addies story does not end here either though. Please,
HELP US TO CONTINUE ADDIE'S STORY, Your donation along with others can help to assist thos with T1 diabetes and hopefully,EVENTUALLY, FIND A CURE.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF A LOVING ANGEL
ADDISON MAUREEN PARKER
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