Hello! This year, I'll 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.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
My daughter Analisa has had the disease for over 6 years now. Two years ago she started to struggle with her condition and was hospitalized several times. One of those times she was in a coma and we almost lost her. She was able to beat the odds and walked out days later with no complications. In 6 years she has pricked her finger over 9,000 times and given shots over 9,000 times. She has been hospitalized 4 times for her diabetes.
Recently we have been dealing with some abnormal fasting numbers on our 3 year old son. We have been informed that he has Impairment in Glucose Tolerance another name for Pre-Diabetes. With the current test we have been able to complete they can not tell me for sure what is going on. Except he has a high chance of developing Type I Diabetes in the next ten years.
Please help us to find a cure. No donation is to small even $1.00 helps the fight. I hope my friends will join us in a day of gathering and support to give these fighters the strength to fight this disease every day of their life.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
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!
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