Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
On December 17, 2012 My Granddaughter Mya was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes at the very young age of 4 1/2 years. Her world was turned upside down along with her parents and younger sister's. She spent 3 days in Akron Children's Hospital trying to adjust to her new way of living. Since then She has had to endure 4 shots of insulin a day plus numerous finger pokes to test her insulin levels (including waking her up in the middle of the night) which is very traumatic for her. Imagine when you get a shot how nervous you get. Now imagine getting one 4 times a day for the rest of your life just so you can live. She has recently received an Insulin Pump to better regulate the insulin in her body. This is a small computer attached to a very thin tubing that is inserted into a port in her body. The site of the port has to be changed every 3 days so it does not get infected. Hopefully this will keep her insulin levels at a normal range. All her carbohydrate intake, wether by food or drink, has to be calculated and recorded for proper insulin dosage. If she gets sick, which the flu wasn't so good to her this past winter, it is quite a struggle to keep her in normal insulin levels. She ended up in Akron Children's Emergency room twice! Mya lives with Diabetes 24/7 as does her family!
I am very proud of my Miss Mya! I don't know of many kids that would endure what she has with such grace. I also commend her parents Erin and Matt. What they have been through no parent would ever want. I pray every day that God helps JDRF find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes and that Mya can go back to the way life was before Diabetes!
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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