Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our nationwide goal of raising $94 million.
As most of you know, my son Garrett has been living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) for almost a year now. He bravely fights this battle each and every moment of every single day. Type 1 Diabetes does not take a break--EVER! Garrett did not do anything to cause this disease--it's an autoimmune disease that kills the beta cells that produces insulin. We are constantly balancing insulin, food and exercise to keep his diabetes under control. With a lot of hard work, a little luck and tons of prayers, we keep him from experiencing the dangerous symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Garrett receives his insulin through multiple daily injections. On a typical day he receives between 4-5 injections as well as 6-10 finger pokes to check his blood sugar. He will never outgrow it and it will never go away UNLESS THERE IS A CURE.
Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. The good news is that the JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
If you would like to support our walk please log onto the link below and follow the instructions.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with Type 1 Diabetes, including Garrett.
We sincerely thank you for your support and donations. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Please keep us in your prayers as we strive to find a cure!
Team Garrett - Paul, Leslie, Madison and Garrett Barton
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