My niece Catey was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just as she was turning 5. I have watched my brother and sister-in-law put their everything into maintaining her disease. Mary, her 3 year old sister knows what diabetes is. At that age she shouldn't be as well informed as she is.
Theirs lives are centered around this disease. What they do, activities, meals, all of those things they have to think about how it will affect Catey's diabetes.
ear's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people 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 millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
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