Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes! Help The DrewKart Racers!
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page for The DrewKart Racers!
May 23, 2012 was a day that our family will never forget, it was the day our son Drew was diagnosed with Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes. His diagnosis came as a complete surprise to us and completely changed our lives.
In T1D, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. Managing T1D requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
I’m 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.
Many ask us what it is like to have a child with type 1 diabetes. There are so many answers to that question. It is a disease that never goes away. It is a 24/7/365 job. It is exhausting, upsetting and scary. We constantly think about food, carbohydrates, and blood glucose levels. We not only are Drews parents, but we also need to be mathematicians, physicians, nurses, and dieticians. We have learned so much over the past 2 years about this complex disease yet we still have days/weeks where diabetes throws us a curve ball and we feel defeated.
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? I will continue to fundriase for a cure since as a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, the JDRF is our only hope!