Hello everyone, Team Willmott is once again walking to cure T1D. We will be walking on Saturday October 19, 2013 at the Dover International Speedway. We have a great time and raise much needed funds for a great cause. Please make plans to join us.
My #1 is my son Austin. He was only 6 years old when he was diagnosed. He was and is a very active young man and eats healthy, he did nothing to cause his diabetes. Austin has been on an insulin pump for 9 years, this has made his life much more managable, however insulin is only life support, not a cure. Austin is not the only one that we worry about our niece Jenna also has T1D and we are working very hard for both of them.We aslo have to worry that this terrible disease could strike again at any minute, we will always have concerns for other family members such as Daryan, Landon or any of their cousins. Our children will also have to worry about their children.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. Please note Type 1 is different form Type 2, many people do not understand this because there is so much attention in the media about type 2. Type 2 is a life style choice. People with Type 1 will be dependent on insulin for the rest of their lives or until they find a cure. There is still the constant awareness of high and low blood sugars. With out this constant care they would have greater risk of complications such as heart attack, kidney failure, blindness, loss of limbs and death.
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! Thank you for your support.
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