Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Grassel page for Kaitlyn!!! We are taking the steps to help achieve JDRF's mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. This is our THIRD year walking, and for a very good cause! Last year we raised together $4,255.00!!!! Let's beat that this year!!!
Wednesday September 7th 2011 our daughter, Kaitlyn, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. We thought she was just going in for a regular doctors visit, then we were sent to Lutheran General Childrens Hospital for 3 days. Her life was forever changed, as well as ours. She is now insulin dependent causing her to get multiple injections daily as well as pricking her finger often to monitor her blood glucose level. She must count the carbs in foods and we weigh and measure her food.
Initially the shock of the disease hit us hard. Fear and uncertainity took over us. But we have learned to embrace it and manage it so far. Kaitlyn hardly ever complains about the constant pricking, counting of food, and injections. She amazes me everyday.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that has no cure. This October 6th, the Grassel Family and friends will participate in the Chicago JDRF Walk to CURE Diabetes for the third year in a row. Anyone that would like to walk with us is more than welcome to join our team! The JDRF Walk is a fantastic way to make a difference in the millions of lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes.
For at least that one day, they will look around and see all the support they have from their friends, family and community. On Walk Day, everyone can have fun and celebrate how much closer to a cure we are because of their efforts.
We invite you to support Kaitlyn and others living with Type 1 Diabetes by joining our walk on October 6th. JDRF was founded about 40 years ago by two impassioned mothers whose sons were newly diagnosed. We honor their hopes, dreams and hard work and appreciate your support to fund a cure for our team and all.
The money our JDRF Walk Team raises will go directly to support this life-changing research.
Each member of our team is already hard at work in their fundraising. If you have taken time to visit our team page today, we ask that you consider making a donation or joining our team. To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button at the top of this page or if you would like to make your gift to one of the team members please click on their name below. To join our team, click the join team link below.
Thank you. Together, we will cure type 1 diabetes and its complications!
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Thank you in advance for you support!
The Grassel Family
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Miss Erin Campbell
Mr. Chester Oszkandy
Mr. Mike Grund
Mrs. Malgorzata Cerny
Mrs. Patricia L Peterson
Papa and Amma Batdorff
Wickstrom Ford and Ford Family Team sponsorship