My son Justin was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on July 6, 2011. His blood glucose reading was 442, and he was immediately admitted to the hospital for emergency treatment. Nothing I had experienced as a Dad had prepared me for this, I was scared to death! His very first morning in the hospital he was given a backpack full of books, supplies and his very first blood glucose monitor. He even got a little bear named Rufus, the bear with diabetes. This backpack was provided to him by JDRF, and I decided right then that I would support JDRF in any way that I could. I am asking for your help. Please donate to JDRF to help find a cure for Justin.
Each day 80 people are newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and their lives are changed forever. Their normal existence becomes one of needle sticks, finger pricks and carbohydrate counting. There is no choice in the matter, they either do this or die... JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of research to put a stop to this horrible disease! The money our JDRF Walk Team raises will support this life-changing research.
What can you do? Please donate now, or join our team as a walker and ask your friends, family and coworkers to support you as you "Walk For The Cure" with us! It is simple, fast and FUN!
Thank you for your support and I hope to see you on Walk day!