Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
As you may already know, T1D hits close to home for our family. i was diagnosed shortly after turning 8 years old, and our son was diagnosed just days after Christmas when he was 5.
My mom struggled hard as a single parent to learn the many ins and outs of the disease and try to keep me healthy and happy. I had a lot of responsibility at a very young age learning to help manage my T1D by myself when she was working.
Although we still face many challenges, our son has been blessed to have 2 parents and a wonderful (but nosy) little sister around to help him cope with the struggles of T1D.
Because our family knows first hand the trials that can accompany a new diagnoses and ongoing care, we offer our time as mentors and volunteers with JDRF.
We'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money we raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for your support!
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