This walk is very special to me. My best friend's son Jack was diagnosed at such an early age. What they have endured since is unbelievable. My friend Laura rarely sleeps through the night because she has to check his blood sugars so often. She really can't leave him alone, which means she has no time for herself. She is such an inspiration to me...... she is such a wonderful, dedicated mother and never complains that she doesn't live a so called "normal life". I wish I could make their lives easier. So the least thing I can do is fundraise so that hopefully one day Jack will be able to live a somewhat normal live. No one especially a young child should have to go through what he has. I am asking for a donation so hopefully they will find cure soon. Any small amount will help. I do understand that you may not be able to give at this time, but if you would please keep Jack and his family in your prayers. I thank you in advance for your generosity!
Please see below Laura's story and make sure you click on her page..she has a touching video showing Jack's daily struggles....
Dear Family and Friends,
On 2/8/2010, at the age of 26 months my son, Jack Murphy, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This day changed our family’s life forever. Type 1 diabetes has no cure. Jack wears an insulin pump 24/7. Because he is such a brittle diabetic he also needs to wear a second monitor (a CGM) (yes-2 IV like sites on his 5 year old belly) that helps guides us with his blood sugars.
Jack is now 5 1/2 years old and just started Kindergarten just a few weeks ago. This has brought on a whole new list of challenges and worries for him and our family. For the first time, he is being taken care of by a school nurse (meaning not mommy) and a 1:1 aid. Even his life at school is not like other children. How many mothers get called 5-8 times a day by the nurse, never knowing if this is the emergency where she needs to run into school ASAP to help him? To stay this has been a hard transition is an understatement. As a mother of a T1D, even while he is in school, I must remain within minutes of his school is case of an emergency!
When jack started school I think the staff thought they were doing to get a "sickly" child who understands at a young age life can be unfair.......his amazing teachers and aides were shocked to find a fun loving, kind, sweet, funny child who has no idea he is different from other children. He thinks everyone is his friend and is proud to show off his tummy with his two sites-he is a special kid who I say is "my angel from heaven."
I understand this is the forth year we are asking for donations for his walk--I truly believe in the JDRF and appreciate any amount you and your family can afford. Your thoughts, kind words, and donations are so appreciated by the entire Murphy Family.
Our family is taking part in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on 10/6/2013. Click on the link below and donate to our team or pick an individual team member!
Jack's Big Race
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
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!