Our "Finger Prickin' Good" team is excited to be taking part in our second Walk to Cure Diabetes with JDRF!
We walk for our Michael and the MILLIONS of others affected by Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
We walk for a cure.
We walk for a day without finger-pricks, injections, and carb-counting!
We walk for a night without fear of a dangerous and potentially life-threatening low blood sugar.
We walk for a life without the risk of kidney disease, eye disease, heart disease and stroke.
When Michael was diagnosed 4 years ago at the age of 12, we had no idea of the challenges this disease would bring to Michael, every hour of every day. It seems that everything effects blood sugar - food, exercise, stress, hormones, illness, growth spurts, etc. Michael does 5-10 finger pricks a day and wears an insulin pump that he has to operate. Rob and I take turns checking him in the middle of the night to avoid dangerous lows. Now that he is driving, he is at an increased risk for accidents due to episodes of low blood sugar. We try not to let diabetes rule his life or get in his way, but there are days when it just does. Those are the days that make us fight harder for a cure.
We support JDRF because it is the leading global organization funding T1D research. In 2005, everyone said the artificial pancreas was not possible. Because of JDRF funding, there are clinical trials for this life-changing device already taking place in humans!!! Folks, we see the dollars at work!
Tom Brobson, JDRF National Director of Research Opportunities, has become a good friend and recently made a video that highlights the impact of your support on the work being done by JDRF.
Please watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNYI3ofxbJ8
Because of friends like you, our "Finger Prickin' Good" team raised $10,000 last year and was recognized as the top fundraising team in Asheville. Please help us match or beat that this year!!!!
Ways you can help:
We thank you so VERY much for your support!
The Steward Family....Rob, Jackie Michael, Ellie
|Finger Prickin' Good - Join Team||Raised|
|David and Taylor Mack and Crannis||$365.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Brian & Laurie Ellis
Cam and Laura Stone
Company Asheville Heart, P.A.
Laney and Dave Silver
Mr. Stephen McNamara
Mrs. Janet Hart Busey
Ms. Emily Adams
The Chor Family
The Lim Family
The Lindsay Family
The McCandless Family
The Witty Family