Hello! Thanks so much for coming to Andy's webpage. Our family has some very exciting news! Andy was given the honor of being the Youth Ambassador for the 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes. In this role, he will be the public face of the walk, and our family will help lead the festivities at the Mall of America the day of the walk. We are truly humbled to have this responsiblity, and want to invite all of Andy's Army faithful followers to come and join us in the excitement that day!
It has now been over four years since Andy was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. In that time, we have watched him strive to live a normal life, despite the constant demands of the disease. Andy rarely complains, and he continues to inspire us daily with his courage and positive attitude. Throughout it all, Andy's dream is to "just be like all the other kids". Our family is more committed than ever to doing what we can to help find a cure so that Andy's dream can become reality.
In 2009, in an effort to raise money to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes, and to encourage and support Andy, we formed "Andy's Army" and we continue to be amazed at the support we have received from family and friends. For the fifth year in a row, we will again be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. As mentioned, this year, as the youth ambassador, Andy's role in the walk will be even more important! The JDRF is the largest charitable funder of Type 1 Diabetes research worldwide. Our family believes strongly that supporting JDRF is the best way we can work towards finding a cure for Andy and so many others like him. This year's Minnesota chapter walk will be held on Saturday, February 23rd from 8AM to 9AM at the Mall of America.
You can join "Andy's Army" by being willing to help in one of the following ways:
1) Make a contribution in support of Andy's Army. You can donate either online (see Donate Button above) or by sending a check made out to JDRF to our home address;
2) Come walk with us on February 23rd. All we request is that you register (see Button above labelled "Join My Team"), and join us at the walk from 8Am to 9Am on Saturday, Feb. 23rd. Its just a fun, leisurely walk inside the Mall of America, with no set time or distance requirements, and is a great outing for the entire family!
Also, we'd encourage you to watch a short video clip we made of Andy and his life with diabetes that is found below. We hope it will encourage others to join in this cause. Thank you for supporting our family in our efforts to find a cure.
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).