Laura at 20 with her new best buddy, Maisy the Malti-Poo.
Join me in the fight to cure Type 1 Diabetes!
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! I support JDRF in honor of my amazing daughter, Laura, now 20, who was diagnosed at age 13 with Type 1 Diabetes. 2014 has been a rough year with Diabetes thus far, so I am most definitely taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds to improve the life of my daughter and all people affected by Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). If you ask anyone with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And it never goes away.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help make a difference for millions of people living with Type 1 diabetes. And if you're in Jacksonville on Sat., April 12th, join us at 9 a.m. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds as we Walk To Cure Diabetes.
A few facts about this disease:
T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age
It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle
T1 Diabetics must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night
They also have to test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood 6 or more times a day, and then give shots throughout the day as well
As the leader of the Type 1 Diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?
Thank you for your support!
Betsy and Kirk McNiel and our girls, Anne Marshall, Laura and Kelly