Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
November 22nd 2012 a simple visit to pediatrician resulted in a visit at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester. A simple blood test at pediatrician's office did not register on any of the equipment at the doctor's office or lab. Maggie was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic that evening and spent the next few days in the hospital.
We left the hospital on Thanksgiving Day !! As a family we had much to be both thankful and grateful for.
This past 10 months has held its' challenges but Maggie has worked exceedingly hard through the initial phases of being a diabetic. She has re-enrolled in gymnastics this fall, is actively working with a writing coach and loves to read!
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. 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 only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
This will be our first of many walks and we would appreciate any donation of any denomination to help fight diabetes...thank you.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
Love, John, Karyn, Eddie & Maggie
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Mrs. Yvette Nasworthy
Ms. Angela Whitney
Ms. Nancy P Jordan
Robert La Ferla
The Safner Family