Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page!
It is hard to believe but it has almost been a year since Connor was diagnosed with T1D! He is now 2 years old and handling life like any toddler. Connor is talking up a storm and looking forward to his brother Brody being born! He loves baseball, golf and helping Daddy anywhere and everywhere. He would spend his entire life outdoors if we let him, it is definitely hard to get him inside! He loves Cars and he and his dad spend hours zooming cars everywhere in our living room.
We have adjusted to life with insulin dependency but are still fully aware of how it has shaped Connor's life each and every day. Connor has his fingers pricked at least 5 times a day and receives 4 shots every day to maintain his sugar levels. His target levels are still higher than the average for sugar levels but mainly that is because his little size causes him to fluctuate wildly. Kyle and I pack Connor's food for daycare each and every day and must carefully label the carbohydrates and make sure there is a balance in the types of foods he is getting. We have never thought about food so much in our lives and how it affects the body!
With that said, we are immensely grateful for the awesome team that has come together to learn about T1D and to take care of Connor. Our family who has learned how to prick fingers, check blood sugar and give insulin shots continue to amaze us, as well as those who are always asking us what Connor easily can eat when he comes over to visit really helps us go places without thinking things through constantly. Those that have even moved events to fit Connor's eating schedule have been unbelievable. His daycare center - Child's Play Place - has been unbelievable as the teachers there have all been willing to learn and take on the challenge of having a toddler with diabetes in their classroom. This is a challenge that they have taken on and have been more than willing to educate themselves about!
Connor continues to amaze all of us with his awesome personality and his ways of overcoming each and every challenge. He has always been the one to light up a room with his smile and hugs as well as his kisses! He continues to be energetic and all boy when it comes to how hard he plays and how much fun he has day in and day out! Hopefully someday there will be a cure for this little guy because he definitely deserves it.
Please consider supporting and being a part of Team Ginger. We appreciate each and every one of you and hope you can join us on the day of the walk and if not any donation or support you can give will be a step towards helping Connor and all the others who have T1D. If you are interested in a Team Ginger shirt please contact Stephanie or Kyle Anderson and we can get you the order form information! Connor deserves our very best and plus this year who doesn't want to see him walk with his baby brother, Brody, provided he arrives here early enough! See you on walk day and Check back here for fundraising updates!
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Justin & Carrie Hardy
Mr. Kyle Robert Anderson
Mr. Michael Jones
Ms. Angela K. Wilcox
Ms. Joyce Tunnard
Ms. Kelly Yarger-Stone
Ms. Mary Robbins
Sarah & Kevin Adler
The Erickson Family
The Remes Family
The Russell Family