"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12
At age 4, Mackenna Joy was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She did nothing to cause it. We did nothing to cause it. We couldn't have prevented it. Her pancreas just stopped working the way it should.
But here's the thing...Mackenna's JOY did not change, lessen, or disappear even though many aspects of her life did change. That's where our team name, Mackenna's Joy comes from. She is joyful as she talks to us and talks to her doctor about a cure for her diabetes. She is SO patient in her affliction of this 24/7 disease. And she faithfully prays for a cure every night before she goes to bed. Join us in helping her get her cure!
We're helping JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) where no one has to fear developing this serious autoimmune disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and/or making a donation to JDRF, you can be part of the effort to improve the lives of Mackenna and millions of people affected by T1D.
In T1D, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. Managing T1D requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every donation, big or small, from donors like you, allows JDRF to fund the critical research needed to find a cure.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference in your community by joining us? Just click “Join This Team” to become a team member and start fundraising. Or click “Donate to This Team” to make a donation.