My name is Haley Tucker and i was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 4 on December 7, 2000. I have been living with diabetes for almost 13 years, you could say it's a part of me. Although diabetes has made ma stronger person, it's always a daily struggle. I check my blood sugar arond 4-6 times a day, and take a lantus shot each day. Even though I'm not on shots, I'm on the pump, which i change every three days. I try to not let diabetes hold me back, but during sports it can become problematic. Sitting out of sports, is never my ideal day. I am on the equestrian team, lacrosse, and swimming. I dream of the day where i can say " i used to have diabetes." So please, take a little time out of your day, and donate it can be as little as a dollar to finding the cure for Diabetes.
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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