Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
As most of you know we are now closely connected to this foundation due to our daughter's diagnoses in February of this year. On her 1st birthday (the actual day) she started to have trouble breathing in the morning. We rushed her to the hospital where from there she was flown to UC Davis. Chris had flown down there with her and I drove. Before I got there, Chris called me with the diagnoses; Juvinal Diabetes. I had no clue what that really ment at that time. In those next days Jolene spent 2 days in PICU and then moved to the pediatric rooms of the hospital and was there 8 days.
In those days we had a crash corse on how to manage diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for your support!
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