My life was forever changed when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes requires constant attention. I check my blood sugar by pricking my finger 8-10 times a day, I measure or weighed every bite I consume, and I wear an insulin pump 24 hours a day that continually infuses insulin into my body. The insulin that I take is not a cure - it is merely life support.
More than anything, I want to live a long and healthy life - free of complications and free of diabetes. But I can't do this alone - I need your help. On Sunday, October 7th, Lizzie's Linebackers will walk in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at Forest Park. JDRF is the largest worldwide organization dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes. 85% of every dollar raised goes directly to diabetes research and education. Since 1970, JDRF has provided more than $1 billion to diabetes research. I have put my dream of a cure in JDRF's hands; I would be honored if you would do the same. This year I have set my goal at a special number, $3,285.00. That number is the number of times I prick my finger each year that I live with type 1 diabetes.
To learn more about how diabetes effects my life each day, I have created a new video that you can watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rR4D87xFHc or by searching for "Lizzie's Linebacker's 2012" on youtube.
There are three ways you can help us make a difference:
You can join my family team, known as "Lizzie's Linebackers," which consists of family and friends who will walk with us.
You can also send a tax-deductible contribution to help support JDRF. Donations can be made online at www2.jdrf.org/goto/lizzieslinebackers or through checks made payable to JDRF that I will turn in on walk day.
Lastly, you can send the link to my video that explains type 1 and how it effects my daily life to friends and family to help spread awareness.
Thank you so much for your love and support,
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