Dear Family and Friends -
Hello! We are writing to ask for your support in a special cause that is near and dear to our hearts. As most of you know, our son Andrew was diagnosed in August of 2006 with Type I Juvenile Diabetes. Then in November 2011 our daughter Alivia was also diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes too!! Even though this disease is managed with insulin, it is life threating. Andrew and Alivia are both using Omni Pod pumps and are doing well. Along with a minimum of 8 pricks daily to check blood sugars, counting carbs and changing insulin site, Andrew and Alivia do a fantastic job of managing their diabetes.
Andrew is an energetic, 12 year old boy. He loves sports, especially baseball, and enjoys being with his friends. Alivia is our 9 year old diva. Alivia has amazed Mark and me on how she has handled her diabetes. She has decided to play basketball this year. Mark is looking forward to coaching her. Mark and I are truly blessed to have two great kids that despite the finger pricks, site changes and all the other hurdles of living with this disease.
This is our 7th year 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 it complications. Our team? goal is $5,000.
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 & LIVY?S LOVE BUGS, to raise money and walk on September 22nd! You need to sign-up on-line!
4. Keep Andrew & Alivia and our family in your prayers as we fight this disease on a daily basis.
Together, we can make the cure a reality!
Mark, Brenda, Andrew and Alivia (aka Liv) Butterworth
The walk will be held at Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Kent State University Stark Campus at 8:30 am.
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