Hello! This year, I'll 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.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
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.
Payton was diagnosed at the age of four. An already slim child, she began to lose weight, and was constantly thirsty and going to the bathroom. We made her a doctors appointment thinking she had a kidney infection, but ended up being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and sent to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital for 5 days. She is now almost 10, and everyday is still a constant battle to control blood sugars, and try to live a normal life. As an active competitive dancer, we attempt to have fun and enjoy the many talents of Paytons life, but a cure would be fantastic for her future!
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!
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Bobby Brittain and family
Mrs. Beverly B Boles
Walk Day Donations