Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
As you may know my beautiful daughter Kaelyn was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 2 1/2. She is now 5 and is thrving with thanks to the wonderful care and many resources and technology she has available to her. While technology is wonderful we long for a CURE. Kaelyn gets 10-15 Blood Glucose checks per day- that 10-15 times we have to poke her finger with a sharp needle to draw blood to test her glucose levels. She wears an insulin pump which means she has a little life saving machine attached to her 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The site for her pump gets changed every 2-3 days, so that's another needle poke. She frequently gets woken up in the middle of the night in order to eat or drink to bring her glucose level back up.
We need a cure and we need it NOW. Please won't you donate and help us toward our goal?
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 (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!
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