Welcome to “Steps for Lex” fundraising page!
My step granddaughter Alexis was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 2009, at the age of 4. Alexis tests her sugar 8 times a day - about 3,000 finger-pricks a year. She has a “site change” every three days. This is where her infusion set (the needle in her body that distributes the insulin) is replaced. Thankfully technology allows for Alexis to have an insulin pump. Before this she was taking a minimum of four shots per day. Despite the challenges, Alexis is your typical 8 year old. She loves school and just start third grade. She likes gymnastics, reading, and listening to Taylor Swift.
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for Alexis and the millions of other’s 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 Alexis and millions of other 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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Dr. Judy Coughlin
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