Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
My nephew Conor was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes earlier this year while he was visiting Ireland with his family. After his parents noticed that there was something different about him they brought him to see a doctor who promptly sent him to hospital. After 11 days in the hospital plus a few extra days of recovery afterwards, a week long trip had turned into nearly 3 weeks and he was finally able to return home to New York. Today Conor is doing much better. He can't have orange juice or candy unless his blood sugar is running low, but he can have most of the things he had before as long as he is given an injection of insulin. He gets four injections of insulin a day and his blood sugar level is tested by pricking his finger six times a day. He has been such a star thru all this and now even tries to educate me on when and why he needs to be tested and what he has to do after each testing.
When I look at Conor getting the pricks in his fingers for the testing or the injections of insulin in his stomach it is very hard personally not to feel good & bad emotions for him. I start thinking that he has to do this every day for the rest of his life (he is only 4 years old) or until such a time as they can find a cure, but he always has a huge smile on his face afterwards and he is back to doing whatever he was doing beforehand, he doesn’t seem to miss a beat. I am sure that as much as I see how well he is getting on with his disease he has a lot of help in the background - his parents!! They have had to learn everything about this disease, see new doctors, learn how and when to test and inject him, get new food recipes, re-stock their fridge and keep him from eating what most other kids in the world love to eat - cookies, candy and ice-cream (unless they have been pre-approved)!! They are amazing as well and they have been able to give him as much an ordinary life as he fully deserves, they have been able to let him just be a kid!!
What we pray for now, is a cure. We can't make him better and that is very frustrating! If you are able to donate anything to help fight this disease his family will be so grateful. If you have already made a donation thank you, and sorry for the duplicate request (just an email distribution). Every family knows someone with a medical issue and there are so many good causes that need support. If you are unable to support this one, we get that. If you are able to make a donation to JDRF, thank you. Or, if you'd like to join our team and walk with us on October 6th, even better! Just message me to let me know. Thank you for letting me share a small part of his story. :)
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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Mr. Glenn Adams
Nevco Contracting Inc
PNC Painting Inc