Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
My daughter, Markayla (who is 2 years old) was diagnosed with T1D in 2011. Since then, our live has changes dramastically; but we will not let this disease hold us back. We willl continue to push foward.
I have to check Markayla glucose every 2 hours and give her insulin, using syringes, every 2-3 hours. Whenever she is sick I have to constantly montior her glucose level. If she is too low, she may have a seizure and become unconscious; if Markayla is too high I instantly give her some insulin to bring ber back to normal. By having high blood levels may cause her to have blurred vision, test positive for ketones and may become dehydrated.
I'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 I 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 on behave of my daughter Markayl, and the millions of people athat are affected by T1D 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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