Dear family and Friends,
Hi my name is TyShaun Ayler. I am your typical kid...trying to live a typical life! However...on May 5, 2009 I didn't have such a typical day. I was diagnosed with juvenile (type 1) diabetes and my life was changed forever! It is a disease that I will never out grow and can never forget about. I have to check my blood sugar at least eight times a day. I also have to have at least six insulin injections daily which serves as my life support. That equals out to over 2,920 finger sticks and over 2,190 insulin injections each year. Before I can even think about eating, I have to check my blood sugar if I am high I have to have an insulin injection to correct me plus I have to count the carbohydrates I am going to eat and figure out how much insulin I need to be able to eat the food. If I am low I have to eat fifteen carbohydrates to bring my blood sugar up and check my blood sugar again in fifteen minutes to make sure I am in normal range. It's a constant balancing act. Sometimes you win and vigilance has paid off. Other times you don't...despite all that hard work. there are no guarantees. Diabetes never sleeps. And never takes a vacation. Everyday is a battle with a disease you can treat, but never control. The road ahead for people living with diabetes is long and uncertain...but you can help!
The Juvenile Diabetes research Foundation is the world's largest charitable funder of diabetes research! On February 25, 2012 I am walking to help fund that research! To donate to or join my team, TyShaun's Super Heros, go to: . There are also other ways to donate online go to: TyShaunsSuperHeros if you do not want to do it online. For more information you can contact my mom Shannon Edwards or my dad Anthony Edwards. email@example.com or you can call them at 651-429-2980. You can also pass this letter and information on to others you know.
My LIFE depends on insulin and the CURE depends on EVERYONE! Thank you for helping me find a cure FAST!
TyShaun Ayler and TyShaun's Super Heros
You can also see my video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGgRRSf1st8
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