Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! I'll be taking part in this year?s Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away.
Hailee is 7 years old. She is a very loving and kind girl. She has a 6 year old little brother and a 2 year old little sister. We noticed that Hailee was thirsty all the time. She was waking up a few times a night to get a drink of water, which was not like her. She usually loves school and loves to meet new kids and play. Lately she has not wanted to go to school and has even been crying after being dropped off. We decided to take Hailee to the doctor on August 27th, 2012 to get her tested for diabetes. The nurse checked her blood glucose levels and was shocked to see that it was 537. The normal levels are about 80-120. Hailee was admitted to the hospital that night and stayed there for 3 days. We all learned a lot about diabetes and how to treat it. Hailee now has to check her blood for sugar levels at about 6-10 times a day. She also requires 2-6 insulin shots a day and we?ve had to change a lot of our eating habits.
Throughout this whole ordeal Hailee has been so brave. She has handled this much better than most adults. She does her own finger pricks and gives herself her insulin shots. While most kids are terrifed of needles Hailee actually gives herself shotes every day. We are so proud of our brave, strong little girl.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Did you know that:
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?
Thank you for your support!
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Mrs. Rachael Ann Maczko