Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
As many of you know, Layton was diagnosed with juvenile (type 1) diabetes in February 2007, at the age of four. He will be insulin-dependent for the rest of his life. My mom, Vicki, and my nephew, Anders, also have Type 1 diabetes. This gives us even more reason to help support this cause.
There are many devastating diseases out there in our world today. The difference with juvenile diabetes is that it is treatable and a cure is within our reach. We are hopeful that a cure will be found before Layton is graduated from school and out on his own. I dread the day I can’t be there to make sure he’s checking his blood, counting his carbs, and taking care of himself properly. We must do everything we can to avoid the heart and kidney disease, blindness, amputation, and early death that are a reality for many people with juvenile diabetes.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the #1 non-profit funder of diabetes research worldwide. One of JDRF’s largest fundraising events is the “Walk to Cure Diabetes.”
If you are interested in supporting Layton, our family, and the other millions of diabetics out there, you can help us out by joining our team, collecting donations, walking with us, or by simply making a tax-deductible donation.