Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
My daughter Abby was diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes almost 8 years ago. Looking at her, you would never guess that she has a chronic illness. Most people probably don't realize the severity of this disease because she looks healthy and active. The reality is everyday Abby has to test her blood sugar up to eight times a day. She needs insulineither through injections or an insulin pump 24/7 to avoid complications and stay alive. When her blood sugar drops, she feels shaky, faint and sick to her stomach. When her blood sugar is high, she feels tired and thirsty. She deals with this on a daily basis but doesn't let it stop her! As a parent, it breaks my heart. I worry about Abby's health constantly but even more so now with her going away to college next year.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. 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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Company Wilson V. Cipolla Living Trust
Teri Ann Grossman
The Perez Family