Joni Welling





  • Addilyn Danley

    Addilyn Danley

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I'm participating in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes!

Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!  I'll be taking part in this year's walk to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D).  I am walking again this year on behalf of Addilyn.  Please help me support Addilyn and her family, as they continue to learn about this disease and how to overcome the many hurdles they face by donating your time and/or money to the walk. 

Addilyn has gone through many chagnes in the past year.  She has learned how to test her own blood sugars 6 to 8 times a day.  She have learned to not eat all the candy and sweets that her friends do and what free foods are for her (bacon, cheese, olives & eggs).  She has also learned that insulin shots are no fun and has received her tubeless pump.  This means that she does not have to get stuck with a needle four times a day!  She still have to adjust the amount of insulin, but it is much easier with the pump. 

Like most 7-year olds Addilyn likes to ride her four-wheeler, play with Barbies, play house, ride my pony, play with my little brother, and I am especially looking forward to being a Big Sister again this summer.

If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening.  And they know it never goes away.  By donating, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.

Did you know that:

  • T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
  • T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
  • Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
  • Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood 6 or more times a day?

As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D.  JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.  Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?

Thank you for your support!

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Date and time

February 16, 2013
Check-in: 8:00 AM
Starts: 8:30 AM
Length of walk: 2 miles


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