Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! As most of you know, I live with Type 1 Diabetes every day! I was diagnosed when I was three years old, so I don't remember NOT being diabetic. I share the disease with my sister, Tricia, who was diagnosed with Type Diabetes when she was 13 (our poor mother!). There was no immediate family history of the disease... just bad luck, I guess? Until I was 13, I did daily insulin injections, and then I got my first insulin pump. The pump is great and gives me a lot more freedom than those 3x/day injections. My life outside of the disease is pretty "normal".... I have two wonderful children, Maddy, 7, who is in second grade and Drew, 4, who started pre-kindergarten this year! I'm also married to a wonderful husband who knows my diabetes as well as I do! I am doing the Walk to Cure Diabetes this year with my wonderful family, and I hope you can help me achieve my fundraising goal!
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 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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Ray and Arlene Wright
Rebecca Ann Wright