Hello guys, its Lexi and it's that time of year for our annual JDRF Walk. This year it will be held on September 28, 2013 at the Bicenntennial Mall in Nashville, Tn. I wish you all would come out and enjoy the day with me and walk, talk, eat and meet with some of the other people struggling with Type 1 diabetes. I want to also ask for donations to help JDRF, which stands for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
This is my fourth year to participate and be involved with JDRF. This organization has made a difference in our lives with helping us find up to date, easier ways to deal with T1D on a daily basis. Every year I write to tell you about what has gone on with my diabetes and how hard it is to deal with day in and day out. Well unfortunately that hasn't changed, but I'm learning to accept my fate and try my hardest each and every day to stay on top of my sugars. Somedays I so wished that I could just take off for a day and carry on like a normal kid, but that just isn't possible. I have found out in the last year that even hours without my insulin can put me into CCU for a couple of days. So, with that being said please help me to make a difference in people with T1D! This organization was created by parents of children diagnosed with T1D.
So how can you help get us closer to a cure?
- Join my Team and send out your own fundraising email:
Go to www.jdrf.org/nashvillewalk and click on the red box that says “Register now - Nashville Walk.” Click on “Register” again and then “Join or recreate a team.” You’ll then enter my team name, “Loving Lexi” in the appropriate fields and select “family” as the team type.
- Make a donation: Go to www.jdrf.org/nashvillewalk and scroll down the page to “Make a Donation.” Click on “Donate now” and then input my name to make a donation directly to me. You can also send a check, made payable to JDRF, in the enclosed envelope.
Last but not least I know things are hard on everyone right now, but will you please give to a cause that is making a difference for all of us with Type 1 diabetes? We still are not sure why these antibodies decided to kill my pancreas, but the only way we can find out is thru research. More and more kids are finding out daily that they will have to live with this disease for the rest of their lives and we all want to know why. Please help us!
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