Katherine's Quest for a Cure

RAISED:

$2,578

GOAL:

$3,000

We will turn Type One into Type None

Hello! Again this year, the Bixby family and friends will be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $94 million.

Diabetes personally impacted our lives when our youngest daugter Katherine was diagnosed in early January, 2011, only two days after her 4th birthday.

We've learned a lot in the past two years.  Managing diabetes is a constant balancing act between the carbs she eats and the insulin she needs to process the carbs.  It is literally an hour-by-hour assessment of her food, activity level and current blood sugar level.  She endures 8 - 10 finger pokes a day to check her blood sugar, leaving her fingers calloused, and at least 5 insulin injections a day.  It breaks our heart to have to give shots in those tender little arms! 

There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.

You can help Katherine in any or all of the following ways:  1) Donate to our team, Katherine's Quest 2) Join us for the walk at the Mall of America at 7am on February 23, 2013 and 3) Pray for Katherine and for a cure!

Thank you - Jason & Nancy Bixby

 

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WALK DETAILS

Date and time

February 23, 2013
Check-in: 7:00 AM
Starts: 8:00 AM
Length of walk: Set your own

Location

Mall of America

CONTACT

Kara Fischer
Email | (952) 851-0770

MinnDakotas Chapter
3001 Metro Dr
Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55425