April 17, 2012 was D Day in Clarke's life. Yes the day he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and our family would develop a new normal. It has been just over one year and Clarke is doing amazing! In order to remain healthy, Clarke must prick his finger 8- 10 times per day to check his blood sugar. He has a constant infusion of insulin through a pump that he must wear all the time. This disease will remain with him for life unless we find a cure.
Our family will 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 we 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.
This year's walk takes place October 20, 2013 at Six Flags New England, and I'm writing to ask you for your support. Now more than ever, you can make a real difference in the lives of all people with T1D. Please either join my team as a fundraiser or support me with a donation. It's simple, fast, and fun! Please visit walk.jdrf.org and search for my name to get started.
Thank you for your support!
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