Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Almost one year ago, we learned that Aiden has Type 1 Diabetes. He has a similar diagnosis story, to his father, though Eric was not diagnosed until he was in his early 20's. We left the pediatrician's office in a daze and went home to collect some clothes and items for our extended stay at CHOP. On our way downtown, we were trying to prepare Aiden for what might happen at the hospital, though we were both unsure ourselves. In an attempt to lighten the mood, Eric told Aiden that "now we are Dia-buddies". The name stuck and Aiden now uses it for all new friends that he meets with T1D.
We are proud of the strides we and Aiden have made in the last year. He astounds us every day with the grace and dignity with which he manages his diabetes. Since that day, Aiden has a much broader vocabulary ncluding: diagnosis, glucagon, blood sugar, lancets, nurse practitioner, and so much more. We are hoping to start removing those words from his daily life (and ours) by working with JDRF to fight for a cure for this devastating disease.
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
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