Hello! This year, I'll 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 $89 million.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. Our granddaughter, Hannah, was 22 months old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She couldn't even say the word, so we have always called her disease, "deebees". She is a very brave and confident six year old. Until this year she never verbalized any of the negatives of having type 1 diabetes. As she gets older and is in Kindergarten full days she has started to realize how much she misses because of her disease.
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.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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