Hello! Autumn's Arrival & Oley Fair marks my 34th Anniversary
I went to the fair on a Thursday night in 1979 with my family. I remember a "discussion" between my Mom & Dad whether or not to allow me a homemade baked good (think I ate cake without icing!) Friday morning I was admitted to Community General Hospital where at 9 years old I learned to give myself insulin shots. 15 long days in the hospital (I didn't feel "sick") to regulate my sugars and came home an Insulin Dependent (Juvenile, Type I) diabetic. My life includes many CHOICES through the years, but I manage, and proudly without any major long term consequences from living with this chronic illness. Anyone is welcome to join me for the walk. I continue to raise money and Walk for a Cure, praying YOU never have to walk in MY shoes. THANKS~:o)
This year I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the CURE a reality!
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