Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page!
We are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. By joining our Walk Team and making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease.
We are motivated by the courage and perseverance of those facing the everyday challenges of type 1 diabetes - they are the reason we challenge ourselves to give more, to do more, to achieve more. We challenge ourselves to make a real difference in the lives of those with T1D.
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Its already here again! The walk! We had such a great time last year, and can't believe the love and support we received from friends and family in support of reasearch and curing type 1 diabetes. Duke's been living with this for almost 2 years now (in September), and still amazes me with his strength. He recently went on the pump, which has had its ups & downs, but overall its been a game-changer for him. He loves that he has some of his freedom back, although freedom comes in a tiny-cell-phone-sized machine. He understands his body & diabetes more than it seems possible for a 7 year old. The kid is reading food labels & telling me how many crackers he can have and for how many carbs! Most adults don't even do that!!
Diabetes still doesn't limit him doing things like any other boy. He was at a baseball camp from 9am-3:30pm this summer, and knew what to do if his blood sugars went low. He is learning to depend on himself and not others around him, because most likely he'll be the one in the group who knows what to do.
I can only hope that facing such an awful thing at 5 years old has some silver lining. Maybe it will give him a sense of responsibility, courage, bravery, STRENGTH, that most people will never have because he's had to deal with a LIFE ALTERATING condition since being a child.
Thank You for all your continued support!!
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? All we need you to do is click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and begin fundraising. It’s simple, fast, and fun!
Thank you for your support, and we’ll see you on Walk day!
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in celebration of Duke Mullen
Long Beach Wolfpack
Miss Brianne Sullivan
Miss Monica Kahl
Mitch & Sharon
Mr. and Mrs. Alan And Barb Mayes
Mr. Brian Dickerson
Mr. Bryan C Robinsn
Mr. Dean Clark
Mrs. Emily Slivick
Mrs. Jamie J Robinson
Ms. Katie Mullen
Ms. Polly Mullen
Pat and Nancy Dickerson
PQ Block Party Lemonade Stand