Dear friends and family,
We are writing to ask for your support for a very important and personal cause. On October 6th we will be supporting the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in honor of our daughter Charlotte. Our goal: to help raise money to fund both research for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and better treatment for its serious complications.
On April 5, 2006, when she was just 5 years old, Charlotte was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Having this auto-immune disease means Charlotte will be insulin-dependent for the rest of her life, or as we like to say, “until a cure is discovered.” When she was first diagnosed, Charlotte was an amazing little kindergartener with a head full of blond ringlets who immediately started pricking her own fingers to test her blood sugar while enduring countless shots of insulin. Charlotte has courageously faced the challenges of diabetes everyday for the last 7½ years, usually with her wonderful smile intact. Today she is a strong thirteen year-old who loves playing soccer and waterskiing and is an excellent student. She has never let diabetes define her, but in the midst of all her activities she still tests her blood sugar 8-10 times per day, wears an insulin pump 24/7 and constantly monitors her diet and activity level.
Despite her maturity in managing her diabetes, Charlotte is tired of testing her blood sugar (approximately 25,000 times so far), inserting needles into her skin for insulin pump site changes and treating low and high blood sugars in the middle of the night or during important events. We all worry about the serious short and long-term effects of living with diabetes. Advances in diabetes management technology have definitely improved since Charlotte’s diagnosis, with new insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and even artificial pancreas projects in the works. The money we have raised over the years with the help of our generous friends and family has helped to make these advances possible and has given us hope that the likelihood of debilitating complications associated with this disease are diminishing as treatment is improving.
Please support Charlotte and the millions of other children and adults affected by Type 1 Diabetes by making a donation to the JDRF. It is faster and easier than ever to donate. Simply click on the blue DONATE NOW button at the top of this page.. Any amount, great or small, helps JDRF get closer to its goal of finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. JDRF is a wonderful organization to which our family devotes a significant amount of time and energy, and it is consistently given the highest ratings among charitable organizations. Your continued support and friendship is greatly appreciated by the entire Moser family.
Thanks so much,
Nicole, Michael and Cameron
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