Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of four. I grew up taking shots twice a day that increased to multiple times a day when I got older. At the age of 21 I received my first insulin pump that gave me the ability to live a life closer to "normal". I have battled highs and lows with my blood sugar and have been affected by low blood sugar comas while I sleep.
Recently, I was able to receive a continuous glucose monitor that warns me when I go high or low. However, these are great advancements in controlling my Diabetes, it is not a cure. I dream of a day where I will be cured of Diabetes and will not have to worry about lows or having to be a chemist to figure out how fats and treats will affect my blood sugars and the uncalled for lows.
Please help me with my goal of raising money for the JDRF walk. JDRF is the only Diabetic foundation that uses it?s donations towards a cure. With the help of your donation not only will it go towards a cure to help me, it will also help bring a cure to all the children who are affected by Type 1 Diabetes. 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.
Thank you for your support!
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Diane and Lenny Pierce
Ms. Valerie Ann Dickey