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Please help Amirah Al-Hammadi

    Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page!

    As many of you know, a couple of months ago, my life was flipped upside down.  I got really sick and ended up in intensive care in Iowa City.  All I know is that while I was in the hospital, the nurses were giving me alot of shots and poking my finger with needles.  I was suprised and horrified to learn that from now on, this is my life.  I can no longer eat whatever and whenever I want, not to mention the needle sticks multiple times daily.  This disease, I believe, is close to a cure but as we all know, research takes funding.  This is why I'm joining this year's Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of millions of people with type 1 diabetes (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. JDRF is not funded by the government, so every dollar JDRF gets toward its research comes from donors.

    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.

    Thank you for your support!


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