Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page, Team Wartburg!
I'm 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.
I am just one of those millions that fight the everyday battle against type 1 diabetes, and I have since I was 11 years old. It has had it's ups and downs, and literally it's highs and lows.
All my life I have been active and very conscience of what I eat, so when I was diagnosed with T1D, it was really out of the blue. Although I have felt my fair share of hate towards T1D, there's nothing I can do about it, but accept it and be thankful for what it has given me, for it has given me far more than it has taken away. I have met so many incredible people and have learned so much while having this disease and that knowledge and those friends are something I would never want to imagine my life without.
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. I am optimistic that in my time, I will see the cure, and with your help, we can make that possible!
Please support my commitment and donate to my Walk fundraising efforts today. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people, including myself affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.
Thank you for your support!
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Ryan and Jessica Saul