Happy Summer 2013 everyone! I am gearing up for the 5th Four Rivers Walk to Cure Diabetes! I hope to see all of you on September 14, 2013, at Noble Park at 1:00pm! Thank you to all who have donated so far. Our walk goal this year is $100,000. I need your help to reach this goal. Once again this year, the Shadoan 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 nationwide goal of raising $94 million.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. 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.
I am doing well living with diabetes, but as you know I have good days and bad days with high and low blood sugars, insulin pumps that fall off, sensors that alarm for no reason, and other common childhood illnesses, along with dealing with diabetes. I am finishing my sophomore year at PTHS. I am doing well academically and am on the tennis team. While juggling all this, I have to monitor everything I eat or drink and calculate how much insulin I should take to control my carbohydrate intake. It is a lot for anyone to handle! I try my best to be like everyone else!
We are asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Dad just returned in March from 3 days of meetings with Senator McConnell and Paul, and Congressman Whitfield. I met for lunch with Congressman Whitfield this past fall. They have all been instrumental in encouraging the FDA to pass the guidelines for the artificial pancreas. We are getting closer with the artificial pancreas becoming a reality for adults and kids like me outside of trial studies. It is the next step towards a cure for me. This is the closest device I have to a cure for diabetes. We need to get this device approved and out into the market for all those who live with type 1 diabetes. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?
We hope you can join us Saturday, on September 14, 2013 at Noble Park for the 5th Annual Four Rivers Walk to Cure Diabetes! Please join Parker's Pack and donate now to my team.
Thank you for your support!
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