Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
A note from Olivia,
In early March I began to feel ill and became so weak that I could not stay awake. My parents took me to the doctor and they thought I had some kind of bacterial infection and gave me a shot. (Ouch!!!) This seemed to have worked for a few days and I eventually felt good enough to go back to school after missing almost a week already. I was so excited to see all my friends that I was missing! On the day I was to return to school I became very sick again and had to go back to the emergency room. They were about to give me a drink and send me back home, but my mom and Dr. Germino were persistent and asked for more tests. Thank God for Dr. Germino and my mom because through this testing they found abnormal glucose levels in my blood and determined that I had Diabetes. This was all confusing because I had never heard of diabetes before. Now I have to wear a bracelet every day and get shots FOUR TIMES A DAY. If that wasn't enough I have to poke my finger all the time to check my blood sugar levels. Dr. Kawadry (my endocrinologist) says she never saw a five year old that wants to poke her own finger and says I'm amazing. The day I was diagnosed is March 15 2013. As of now there is not a cure for diabetes and I will live with this for the rest of my life. Please help find a cure by donating whatever you can to my walk. Your participation is greatly needed and greatly appreciated.
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.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
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. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for your support!
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