Hi and Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
My daughter, Deirdre, was diagnosed in September 2012 with Type 1 Diabetes. Her diagnosis came as a complete surprise to our family as there is no family history, she is fit, athletic and healthy. Pretty scary at age 19 to learn that you are now insulin dependent for the rest of your life and will have to count every carb you put in your mouth in order to stay healthy, but Deirdre has owned this from the moment she learned she had it and is doing it with determination, grace and courage. I could not be prouder of her. She is learning more every day and I am praying hard for a cure when the words bolus, pod, sensor, and insulin would be absent from our daily conversations. It is quite a challenge but not Deirdre's nor our family's first!
Please help if you can in any way you can, whether it be a donation, a good thought or simply a prayer. We are so grateful for all!
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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