Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page!
My daughter, Emilee was diagnosed several months ago. It is a very difficult disease to live with. It has many ups and downs. It is a disease that cannot be controlled, only managed. It breakes my heart everytime she has to poke her fingers, give herself an injection, or when she cries because she feels so lousy. It is very difficult condition to live with. Type 1 Diabetes never takes a vacation- it is every minute of every day! The only way to stop the maddness for Emilee and the millions like her is to find a cure. I am joining this year's Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of millions of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF advance its strategic research plan to end T1D.
T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, which the body needs to get energy from food. Managing the disease requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
JDRF is working every day to change that. And, as the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research, every dollar JDRF directs toward its research plan comes from donors like you.
Please support my commitment and donate to my Walk fundraising efforts today. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.