Hearts Race 4 a Cure
Hi! My name is Rhiannon Winch and I am 14 years old. I am a Type 1 Diabetic. Here is a little information about diabetes. It is a disorder of the immune system. Type 1 Diabetes means your pancreas stops creating insulin. Insulin is what breaks down sugars into nutrients for cells. So yes I am insulin dependent and must take either shots or be on the pump to live.
I will let you know a little bit about me. I have had diabetes for 9 years. I have participated in over 45 research studies to help find cures for diabetes. These studies can be genetic, discovering the impact of diabetes on the body and how different activities impact the body of diabetics. Being a diabetic doesn?t mean you stop living. I am involved in a lot of extracurricular activities. I play basketball, dance, community service, choir, JROTC, and a lot more. This year I am a freshman at Pueblo West High School and have challenged myself with taking all advanced classes.
I am walking in the JDRF ?Walk to cure Diabetes? at the America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs on September the 8th to raise money to cure Diabetes. My team Hearts Race 4 a Cure has been a part of this walk every year since I have been diagnosed at five. I am asking for donations to help me cure diabetes.
Please donate to me at the link below or send a check to
or for cash/check donations
Colorado Springs Chapter
332 West Bijou, Ste. 201
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
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