Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page!
This is our second year participating in JDRF's Walk. On July 15th 2011, at the age of 5, our daughter Morgan was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. We will never forget that date and it will always be known as ?T1 Diagnosis Day?. It is a day that holds many emotions for Morgan and everyone that is touched by her beautiful spirit. Today Morgan is 7 years old, and in 1st grade.
In the 20 months that Morgan, now 7 years old, has had Type 1 Diabetes, she has had to endure 4,900 finger pricks, 2,450 insulin shots. Type 1 Diabetes is a 24/7/365 disease that doesn't sleep and as a result we as parents don't sleep much either. We are checking her blood sugars at least 2 times during the night. Morgan can eat and do anything that other kids do, she just has to make some "adjustments" and check her blood sugars more often. As she has gotten older, she is questioning her Type 1 more and having more emotions. All we can do is give her a hug and stand behind JDRF's efforts.
In July, Morgan has received the great honor to go to Capitol Hill and be part of JDRF's Children's Congress and tell her story. We are very excited for her to participate in this great event and help JDRF"s cause.
Today, Morgan keeps smiling and we let her know that her Type 1 Diabetes will not stop her from doing activites and achieving her dreams.
We are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. By joining our Walk Team and making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease.
We are motivated by the courage and perseverance of those facing the everyday challenges of type 1 diabetes - they are the reason we challenge ourselves to give more, to do more, to achieve more. We challenge ourselves to make a real difference in the lives of those with T1D.
If you have taken time to visit our team page today, we ask that you consider making a donation or joining our team. To join the team we need you to click on the "Join this Team" button. To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button at the top of this page or if you would like to make your gift to one of the team members please click on their name below. It's simple, fast, and fun!
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
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