Hello! This year, I'll once again 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. This will be our family's 10th year walking for a cure.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. My son, Jason, was diagnosed when he was six years old. Pretty scary for him, devastating for me. How was I going to give my precious baby boy needles every day? More than once a day? It was a battle for a long time. There were days when we literally had to chase him around the house trying to get a finger stick let alone give him his insulin.
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!
OK - that's the form letter up there ^.^ Now here is the real thing ... My son Jason was 6 years old when we found out he had diabetes. It not only changed his life but mine too. I cried so hard and so much those first few days, not to mention the first time I gave him a shot of insulin! Well, fast forward to now and he just graduated high school, got his EMT license and turned 18 on me!!! AND ... we are about to take part of a another new journey and go back on the pump! So many changes!!
The people at JDRF really do stand behind their values. They have helped us find information and other families to talk with. I hope and pray that oneday Jason will no longer need insulin to survive but until then I am grateful for the fundraising JDRF does.
Please help us to reach our team goal and find a cure for all the children who have to deal with needles every day.
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