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Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!

    Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page!

    It is hard to believe that 2014 is the 11th year for "Vasaya's Dream Team" to join in the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk to Cure Diabetes. As most of you know my son Vasaya was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was three years old. Type 1 or juvenile diabetes is an autoimmune disease- a fancy way of saying that for some unknown reason Vasaya's immune system recognized the insulin producing cells in his pancreas as foreign and killed them. His pancreas no longer produces insulin that is responsible for helping convert food (carbohydrates) into energy. Vasaya now receives all of his insulin through an injection shot causing his blood sugar to run much lower and much higher than someone without diabetes. Consequences of low blood sugars tend to be immediate including seizure or coma while the consequences of high blood sugars are typically longer-term complications including kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, amputation. Unfortunately diabetes is not something Vasaya will ever grow out of out. He will need to give himself insulin through injection shots and take his blood sugar test numerous times every day for the rest of his life. That is...unless WE FIND A CURE!

    With the economy as tight as it is, people struggling and non-profit donations down considerably, your charitable giving take on a new importance. The JDRF is one of the most efficient and dedicated non-profits in the country if not worldwide. The research funded by your contributions improves every day of Vasaya's life along with all the other children and adults with the disease. This is not an exaggeration! The technology invented and improved through research allows Vasaya to participate in anything he wants to and literally add years to his life expectancy.

    We are asking for help through your donation or through your own fundraising as a Vasaya's Dream Team walker or virtual walker. Please know how much your contribution, thoughts and support mean to each of us. THANK YOU. Below is the link to donate to our team online http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/vasayasdreamteam

    Again thank you so much for your support of Vasaya and the JDRF!

    ~Rochelle, Vasaya & Azja



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