Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million. This year we are walking for two very special reasons, Carey (CareCare) and Kobe (Monster). Carey was diagnosed with T1D at age 11, and has been battling it for 30 years. Kobe was recently diagnosed with type 1 in August, 2012, also at age 11. Kobe and Carey are sources of inspiration to our family. While facing the many hardships that accompany type 1 diabetes, both have an uncanny ability to stay positive, upbeat, and to never stop smiling. Carey and Kobe are deeply loved not only by our family, but also by our community as a whole. We are blessed to have not one but two members of our family who can bring such joy to others! Our family is very excited to fundraise for JDRF, for our "Diabetic Best Friends" and all those facing type 1 diabetes!
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Any donation to JDRF is truly appreciated. Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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Miss Mandi Lyn Papp