Welcome to Matthew's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
My Matty was diagnosed September 16, 2013. We are fresh out of the hospital, but must hit the floor running with this disease. I can not lie, I was devastated with the diagnosis but Matty's outlook has made me realize that together we can learn, live and thrive. we have each other, but we need MORE, We need to find a cure! We need to stop this disease from affecting even one more life! i have been down this path before with another child and it makes me shudder to think my son could face the same fate.
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
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