Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page!
We are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. By joining our Walk Team and making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease and help cure our hero Tristin!
We are motivated by the courage and perseverance of those facing the everyday challenges of type 1 diabetes - they are the reason we challenge ourselves to give more, to do more, to achieve more. We challenge ourselves to make a real difference in the lives of those with T1D.
Tristin was diagnosed at age 2 1/2 and is now almost 10. He has lived with this disease for over 7 years. I remember promising him as he laid in his little hospital bed with ivs hooked to his tiny body when he was first admitted to the hospital that mommy would do all she could to help find a cure before he turned 10. Well 10 is shortly upon us....while there have been great advances such as pumps and insulin, there is still no cure. Now as my son is older and understands we together have formed a new goal....we are doing all we can to help find a cure before he goes off to college. That is a little over 9 years away. I think with everyones help we can do this thing! Tristin is an absolute hero in my book. The way he deals with the life and the challenges presented by having this disease....he chooses to keep going, work hard and be strong. He has so many dreams and goals and there is NOTHING that will stop him. In the past 7 years he has learned to do his over 7 blood sugar checks each day, he has learned how to count the carbs in everything he eats, he has learned how to change his site, but above all he has learned he can do whatever he wants. Please help me help my son realize his dream of going off to college without diabetes!
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? All we need you to do is click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and begin fundraising. It?s simple, fast, and fun!
Location: Marking Glen Park, 5300 North Wesnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49004
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012
Registration: 8:30 am
Walk: 9:30 am
Thank you for your support, and we?ll see you on Walk day!
|Tristin's Troopers - Join Team||Raised|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
August and Tracy
BJ Decker - From Jim Mary Caitlin
Caroline Simms, CC13 Delegate
Company- Indian Lake PTSO, Inc.
Company- Vicksburg Community Schools
Daniel & Elizabeth Dalman Memorial
Diana Heath Memorial
Don, Kathy & Derek Dalman Memorial
Gale & Cindy Phillips
John Perkins and Family
Moore Electrical Service Inc.
Mr. Harold Gravatt
Mrs. Patricia Ann Hagerman
Mrs. Susan Roberts
Ms. Kristee Hartman
Ron and Sharon Stryd
The Caro Family
The Decker Family
Tim, Nicole, Mikaela & Bo Dalman Memorial