The first time we walked, Zak was three. When we drove in the garage, he asked, "Mommy, now that we walked in the Walk to Cure, does that mean I don't have diabetes anymore?" Of course, I was heartbroken and that wasn't the year, but JDRF is making great strides toward finding a cure!
Zak was diagnosed at 2 and half years old in September 2007. He started getting sicker and we were told if we would not have brought him in when we did, he would not have made it through the weekend. We have been hoping for a cure ever since. Zakary has to have four insulin shots a day or more depending on what he eats. When he gets sick, it is a delicate and scary process to make sure his sugars do not spiral out of control. His pancreas does not work. He has organ failure. His body cannot produce insulin. Without it, he cannot live. Without the miracle of synthetic insulin, I don't know what story we would be telling. Insulin is not a cure, however, it is how we make due until we find the cure. Since 2007, Zak has had over 9,000 shots and over 11,000 finger pricks.
Please donate. Remember Type ONE diabetes is organ failure. It is an auto-immune disease. There are a LOT of complications and daily life IS a struggle for the child and the family. Please help us out... plus I will send guilt posts until the walk to try to force it anyway... give us $10, donate using the link below. This is for our little future Bill Gates. :) We love him and want him to have a healthy long complication free life. JDRF helps do this and they help families who deal with this every day.
Friends, although early, it is that time of year again. The JDRF Walk is on FEBRUARY 16th this year. We are looking for donations and virtual walkers who would be willing to raise money from their friends and family.
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Mrs. Angela Paul
Mrs. Karen Kennedy
Ms. Cheryl Borg