This past April our grandson, Jackson Sevelius was diagnosed with Type 1, Juvenile Diabetes at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Sadness turned to hope when we found out that he had been selected to participate in a clinical research study. Jackson was the first to be selected in the southeast. He spent several day in the hospital and now wears an insulin pump. Contrary to popular belief, most research is fund by voluntary contributions. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDDRF) funds more Type 1 Diabetes than any other charity. More than 85% of JDRF's expenditures support research and research education. JDFR has provided more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research worldwide since 1970. That why we decided to join JDRF and help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. To further understand what Jackson, here's a short article and video clip: http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2011/06/sugar-control-diabetes/
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.
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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