Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
I am walking for my 3 1/2 year old godson, Jack Murphy, who was diagnosed with diabetes in February 2010. As a result, besides monitoring his diet, Jack gets his blood sugar tested 10-15 times a day and wears an insulin pump 24/7. This equates to thousands of finger sticks and hundreds of insulin pump site changes a year. People ask all the time if he can "grow out of it", but unfortunately not, this will continue every year for the rest of his life unless a cure is found.
My sister in law made an educational video, please WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_Oz5j3QZ-g
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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Dr. Jean Kelly
Mrs. Sharon B Herring
The Greco Family