Join us, The Smiths!, to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Thanks for visiting this web-site! We sincereely apprecaite your support.
Our family has been dispproprotionately effected by Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) - we have aunts, uncles, cousins and 3 of our five children/siblings who have T1DM. This disease hasn't stopped us from living life to the fullest, but it does make day to day living a challenge. Diabetes is manageable, but after a years of even the best glucose control there are inevtiable complications. These include: diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy with ultimate end-organ failure, blindness and/or amputation. These complications are what motivate us to FIND A CURE! We are determined to be the last generation to suffer from this illness and don't have to worry about passing it on to our children, nieces, nephews or cousins.
T1DM has effected our family in many ways, please see our personal pages for stories about why we are each motivated to help this cause and find a cure. Thank you so much for your support. We sincerely appreciate any donation, regardless of amount. It all makes a difference.
Cheers to the relentless search for the cure! We won't give up and are grateful that you haven't either.
Jeff & Martha (the parents who have without reserve or complaint paid for ALL diabetic supplies, hospital costs, doctors appointments, and insulin pumps).
Padget (T1 diabetic since age 5 and future diabetic doctor/pediatrician),
Bridget (sister who knows better than anyone how to treat a "low", and is currently an accountant for the company that makes our insulin pumps - Medtronic),
Colleen (T1 diabetic since age 7, engaged to be married this summer and fabulous exectutive team lead for Target),
Brendan (type one diabetic from age 18, senior in finance and accounting at UNi, and future leader of America)
and last but certainly never least...
Dillan (who has willing been given a shot in the butt by Brendan just so he too, could know what it feels like to be diabetic...senior at St. Mary's and future MN gopher engineer).
|Smith's! - Join Team||Raised|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Bruno or jean Pannuto
Chuck Susie Asher & Adam Alt
Daniel or tracy Drey
David or agnes Craford
Dawn & mark Prosser
Drew Anna & Teagan
Ed & Cleo Lamoureux
Jamie Eskuri and Jake Lantry
Jerry & Sandy Hurd
John and Kim Clay Family
Mary Anne Paulsen
Matt, Carol, Sam, Ian and Joe Fletcher
Mrs. Martha Smith
Ms. Eileen Hemer
Ms. Jan Lamoureux
Ms. Padget Smith
Pat Martin and Brad Mock, Dan and Marie
Richard or patricia Johnson
Tom and Emma Keeler
Uncle F (aka TBK), Ellie, Max & Lu Rieder