Dear Family and Friends,
As many of you may know, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 9 years old. Here I am 8 years later, and I still am dealing with this every day. Most people don’t realize quite how much effort it takes to stay healthy and live a normal life, and this is why I participate in the Walk to Cure Diabetes each year; I want to do my part to try and get closer to a cure so that myself, as well as many people I love, don’t have to deal with it anymore.
This has been a very big year for me. I graduated high school, and I have started my freshman year in college. All of this is very exciting and I can’t wait to start this chapter of my life, but I am also very nervous about it too. For any teen, starting college and making your way towards being an adult is huge. It’s a big deal and it’s pretty terrifying. Add on something like type 1 diabetes and it becomes very overwhelming. I have a lot of days where I would love to have a break from it all. It would be so nice to have one day to completely forget about diabetes and pretend it isn’t there. But the reality is that it isn’t going anywhere and I have to think about this all the time so I can stay healthy.
So here I am, writing to you. Type 1 diabetes is a huge part of my life and it’s an everyday battle. I’m hopeful that someday I won’t have to worry about it anymore; I hope that it can be something that becomes a part of my past.
Until this happens, I need your help. This year’s walk takes place on September 14, 2013. I would greatly appreciate if you could join my team, come to the walk, and make a donation. If you are unable to come to the walk, you can still donate!
Thank you for your ongoing support, and I hope to see you there!
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Craig & Jan
Mrs. Beth Fox
Mrs. Sandra L Best
Mrs. Teresa Littlefield
The Bell Family