Hello! This year, the Degnan Family will 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.
So here we are again reaching out to our family and friends!!! We continue to raise money to find a cure!!! As most of you know, JoAnn Degnan, Jed's mother, lost her battle on Christmas of 2009 due to complications of type 1 diabetes. She was a fighter and a roll model for all those that have this disease. Our cousin, Michele's son, Carson (who we are walking for in October, Team name Carson's Thunder), has been battling with this disease since before the age of 2, and is now 10 years old! And although our daughter, Maeve, does not have it, and continues to be a healthy 8 year old, we now know that she has the antibodies for type 1 diabetes and will develop it some time in the next 7 years. She is tested once a week or as needed! She is a champ about the pokes!!! But now, more than ever, we would like to find a cure for this nasty disease so that our BRAVE MAEVE won't have to go through what countless others have before her!
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. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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