Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
My life has changed forever. On Thursday, October 17, 2013 I came home from my after school bowling thinking I would go to my youth group. Instead, my mom and step-dad were waiting at home to take me to the doctors. I had been there on Tuesday and had my blood taken, turns out I have diabetes. After we left the doctors office, I went home, packed a bag and headed to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. After many hours in the ER, I got taken upstairs and spent the next three days learning all about this life changing disease that I have. Plus I learned that I would have to take needles, many times a day.
This year, my family and I will be taking part in the Walk to CURE Diabetes, 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.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. 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 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?
Thank you for your support!
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