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Join our team in the fight to help create a world without type 1 diabetes!

Bryson enjoying some sun on the lake
Bryson enjoying some sun on the lake

Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Page!

Bryson's Blasters to find a Cure!


 We will be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, to raise money towards a cure in honor of our son Bryson.  We are taking the steps to help achieve JDRF's mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.  The money our JDRF Walk Team raises will go directly to support this life-changing research.

Bryson is 6 years old and was diagnosed November 9, 2011. This has changed not only his life but our whole family's lives. What it means to Bryson to find a cure.. " To be my old self again". 

Bryson has been on the insulin pump for a year and a half now.  While it has it's benefits, it also has it's challenges.  To not have shots during the day makes it worth it over all.  He is a tough guy, and never complains about it.

Our goals in participating in the walk are:

  • Show our love and support for loved ones with Type 1 diabetes. (We love you Bryson!)
  • Raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes.
  • Raise money to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

The JDRF Walk is a fantastic way to make a difference in the millions of lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes.  We are asking for your support. Now more than ever, EACH of us can make a real difference in the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. 

Want to help? You can do any one or more of the following things:

1) Join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes.  Just click on the "Join this Team" button,  make a donation and begin fundraising. It's simple, fast and fun!

2) Make a donation to the Bryson's Blasters Team

The walk is Saturday, February 22rd at the Mall of America.

Again, thank you for your support.

Love Eric, Stephanie, Marissa & Bryson Metzler


Bryson's Blasters - Join Team Raised
Skip Level: $750 Personal Gift Eric Metzler $885.00
Casey Betow $0.00
Nathan Betow $0.00
Stroll Level: $200 Personal Gift Christina David $375.00
Personal Gift Amy Ellis $100.00
Xaviera Estrada $0.00
Walk Level: $500 Bryson Metzler $605.00
Walk Level: $500 Joseph Metzler $560.00
Stroll Level: $200 Marissa Metzler $265.00
Jump Level: $1000 Stephanie Metzler $1,000.00
Personal Gift Breanna Petschen $35.00
Personal Gift Lindsey Petschen $155.00
Lorrie Petschen $120.00
Stroll Level: $200 Madelyn Tusler $265.00
Samantha Withrow $35.00
Team Gifts $160.00
Denotes a Team Captain


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