Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page!
Hello my name is Maria Russo and I am 12 years old and I live in Leedom Estates Ridley Park PA. I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for almost 4 years now. It has not only affected my life but also my family's!!! It even affects the people around me. I myself currently take 6 to 8 shots a day!! My life is all about the carbs!! I hope to be put on the pump in the near future that would finally give me a brake from the shots. I know that this disease is not cancer and I see that things could be worse especially the days at Dupont Hospital but if we can find a cure for this then maybe other cures can come along with it. Please help us in any way you can, either by donating or walking with me to help find a cure. My team name was chosen because my Uncle Pickle has called me Ri-Ri since I was little and of course the Raiders because I am a Ridley Raider!!!
We are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by Type 1 diabetes (T1D) by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. By joining our Walk Team and making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease.
We are motivated by the courage and perseverance of those facing the everyday challenges of type 1 diabetes - they are the reason we challenge ourselves to give more, to do more, to achieve more. We challenge ourselves to make a real difference in the lives of those with T1D.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? All we need you to do is click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and begin fundraising. It’s simple, fast, and fun!
Thank you for your support, and we’ll see you on Walk day!
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Company Ancient order of Hibernians Div 4
KELLY BO BRADFORD
Kristin Julason Damato
Lee and Patti McDermott
Mrs. Jillian P Benditt
Mrs. Linda McBride
Mrs. Wendy Vaughn
Ms. Cynthia Martin
Robert & Susan Rockenbach
The Daniels Family
The O'Dea Family
Thornbury Township, Del.Co.