Welcome to Sweet Cheeks JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
A LilBit about me and why!
Hi, I'm LilyBelle! I am three years old and I was recently diagnosed with Type 1 dia,dia?Diabetes! In January I got really sick and had to go to the hospital where they discovered I am diabetic. I know, shocking right?! Mommy and Daddy never expected to hear that! Ever since then I have to get shots every day and I don't like it one bit! Plus, Mom and Dad don't let me eat cake and candy as much anymore. I miss my candy! Mommy and Daddy tell me I will have to get shots and change my diet forever but I disagree; thats why I am here! I am going to cure diabetes so I created Team Sweet Cheeks (I have been told I have fabulous cheeks)!
My family and friends are helping JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) where no one has to fear developing this serious autoimmune disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and/or making a donation to JDRF, you can be part of the effort to improve the lives of millions of people affected by T1D, just like me:-)
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; YET!
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every donation, big or small, from donors like you, allows JDRF to fund the critical research needed to find a cure.
Will you help me? Just click “Join This Team” to become a team member and start fundraising. Or click “Donate to This Team” to make a donation.