Hello! I am writing to you to ask for your support in a very special cause. As most of you know, our son, Andrew, was diagnosed in August of 2006 with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. Andrew has been on an insulin pump since August of 2007 which has helped in trying to regulate his blood sugar levels. We are trying to manage his insulin intake alongsis!
Andrew is an active and energetic 13 year old who enjoys playing all kinds of sports with his friends. He does an awesome job of counting carbs, getting shots as needed, getting his site changed every 3 days, finger pricks, and all the other hurdles for his daily living with this disease.
As fate would have it, Alivia was diagnosed November 2011 as a Type 1 diabetic! She is also on an insulin pump and has really taken responsibility for her management of her disease. She is wise beyond her years and fights the battle daily alongside her brother.
They both manage their insulin intake along with a minimum of 8 daily "pricks" to check their blood - Andrew & Alivia both continue to fight this battle on a daily basis!
This year is our 8th year (WOW!) of participating in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes. Along with a half-million other walkers across the country, our goal is to raise millions of dollars to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. Our team's goal is $5,000 - which is somewhat lofty - and we can reach that goal with your help.
Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people--a large and growing percentage of them children. Many people think type 1 diabetes can be controlled by insulin. While insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it is NOT a cure. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by the disease.
The good news, though, is that a cure for type 1 diabetes is within reach. JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date, and JDRF funds a major portion of all type 1 diabetes research worldwide, more than any other charity.
We're writing to ask for your support because now more than ever, EACH of us can be a part of bringing about a cure.
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP US:
1. Won't you please consider a (tax deductible) donation to JDRF?
2. Forward this email to family, friends, co-workers, significant other, and everyone else you know as every dollar counts!
3. Join our team, ANDREW'S ARMY and LIVY'S LOVE BUGS, to raise money and walk on September 28th! You need to sign-up online!
PS - Let us know if you would like to walk with Andrew's Army and Livy's Love Bugs on September 28th at Kent State Stark University. You need to register online to walk with THE ARMY!!
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