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 my 5 year old niece, Mya. Mya is a very smart and beautiful girl that was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last December. Mya as well as my brother, Matt, and his wife, Erin, have handled this diagnosis with amazing strength and courage. Since that day she has endured countless fingersticks and insulin injections. She is currently using her first insulin pump. Even though the pump lessens the number of injections she receives each day, it is not a cure. 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 for Miss Mya. 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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