Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page!
I'm joining this year's Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of millions of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Lillian was diagnosed with T1D on April 8, 2013. We had just returned from a wonderful Spring break trip to Florida. Lilli wasn't feeling well and we thought she had the flu. After 3 days, and only getting worse, we took her to the ER and there they diagnosed her with Type 1 Diabetes. She was immediately transfered to the Children's Hospital in Iowa City. There she spent 2 days in the the Pediatric ICU and 2 more days in the Pediatric Inpatient unit. Our new normal is carb counting, testing her blood glucose every hour throughout the day and 4-5 shots of insulin per day. Lillian is a competitive dancer and she has to test her blood more often to avoid dangerous lows and highs.
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 no cure.
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.
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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Blake and Tara Roddick
Mr. Matt Germain