Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I'm Auston and I am 9 years old. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on January 30, 2012. Every day I have to poke my finger 7-8 times to check my blood sugar. I just recently got an insulin pump. I now wear the pump that puts insulin into my body instead of having to take shots. My pump is attached to my body 24 hours a day and I have to change my pump site every 2-3 days with a really big needle. If I didn't have insulin, I would get very sick and have to go to the Emergency Room again. I'm thankful for my pump, it keeps me healthy.
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
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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