Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in October, 2012, almost a year ago. It has changed my life in a lot of ways. I no longer can eat and drink what I want, when I want. I have to check my sugar 6 to 8 times a day and constantly worry about how high or low my sugar is.
Back in October, I kept waking up with a stomach ache. I thought I had a virus that just wouldn't go away. My mom took me to the doctor and that's when they told me I had diabetes. No kid at nine years old wants to be told they have to take shots everyday just to stay alive and healthy. I love to play sports, especially baseball. I was playing fall baseball when I was diagnosed. My coaches and some of my team members came to see me while I was in the hospital. They brought me the baseball from the game I missed. I can still play sports, but I have to always be thinking about my sugar.
I manage the disease pretty well, I think, but it has changed my life and the lives of my whole family. I recently got the insulin pump so I don't have to give myself shots every day. I just have one shot every three days when I change my pump site. I CAN'T WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO FIND A CURE!
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes. 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!
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