Dear Family and Friends:
This fall, I will be walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes. I will be walking with Parker's Peeps, a team organized in honor of my son, Parker.
Parker is an active 5-year old who loves to be on the go, playing hockey and soccer, building forts, making towers with Lego's, dinosaurs and Angry Birds. Parker also has Type 1 diabetes. He was diagnosed in April 2011 at the age of 3. While this was a shock and a difficult time for his father and I, somehow we managed through and more than two years have passed. Diabetes has not held us back! Parker is very smart and knows why he needs insulin and constant blood sugar monitoring. Parker has since started using an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor which has changed our management of this disease for the better.
T1D is a difficult disease to treat. It never sleeps or vacations. It doesn't take a break when the sun is shining and the pool is open. We know what it takes to treat this 24/7 disease. So much so that our family welcomed Ja'Kihh into our home in April. Ja'Kihh has T1D and needed specialized care from caregivers who are experienced in diabetes management. Ja'Kihh brought many changes and challenges to our lives with management of his diabetes treatment including multiple daily injections and frequent blood sugar checks. Now we check two blood sugars at every meal, every 3am.
Insulin is not a cure for T1D. It is a treatment. It is a trial and error treatment. We are always adjusting how much insulin to give him based on food, time of day, activity levels and even temperature. The momentum to find a cure is huge right now. We know that it is coming, we are getting closer!
I am asking for today 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, including some very special little boys.
Thank you for your support!
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Brian & Heather
Ms. Rebecca Sherer