Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page!
I'm joining this year's Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of millions of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF advance its strategic research plan to end T1D. I am raising funds for anyone who has diabetes 1. Most importantly I am being a bit selfish as this disease has pushed its way into my sweet handsome loving boy Landon's life. In fact this has changed all of our lives and the way we eat. I am a wife , mother and last butt not least a grandma! When my little ones or even the older ones come to my house the cabinets are stocked with all kinds oh goodies. Landon always came over and ate what he wanted and when he wanted. Now we have rules and I still have snacks butt I have added healthier snacks like nuts or things low in carbs. It takes longer to shop as you are constantly reading labels ! Grandmas are not suppose to hurt their babies, so it broke my heart that my sweet boy is now insulin dependant ! I had to check his sugar levels and give him insulin injections when ever he is with me! I thought I wouldn't be able to do it, especially when he looked at me and said "grandma please don't hurt me" :( I love him so much that I knew I had to do it. So we are getting better butt there is so much left to learn!
T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, which the body needs to get energy from food. Managing the disease requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
JDRF is working every day to change that. And, as the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research, every dollar JDRF directs toward its research plan comes from donors like you.
Please support my commitment to this and to Landon and donate to my Walk fundraising efforts today. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.
Thank you for your support! Go Team Landon!
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