Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
It has become my mission to find a cure for Sophie's T1D. As many of you know, she was diagnosed on Feb 13, 2013. Todd and I were shocked and SO overwhelmed!! Just like many people, we had NO idea what this would mean for Sophie. We have learned over the past several months EXACTLY what it means and I would like to share that with you.
Sophie having Type 1 Diabetes means:
She has to count every single carb that she eats. She has to monitor her blood sugar levels before she can run, play ball, swim, ride her bike or even stroll around the mall. As of today she has given herself 920 insulin injections. She has had to prick her finger to check her bloodsugar over 2500 times. A fever requires a phone call to her endocrinologist. A forgotten insulin injection (or not enough food!) could be life threatening.
Here is what else we have learned....
Sophie is so much stronger than I will ever be. She is brave, happy, athletic, beautiful, smart and a hero. She is a regular teenage girl that wants to be just like all of the other girls her age.
Todd, Sophie, Josie, Natalie and I will be taking part this Sunday, October 6th, downtown St Louis in the JFRF Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for your support!
Angie & Todd
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