Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We walk for Miles! He was diagnosed on January 27, 2013. It was a very scary day for us all. He was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital by ambulance where they determined he had type 1 diabetes. We were educated on how to take care of him and sent home to live life as normal as possible. Miles has amazed us all on what he can do. He can check his sugar, give himself shots, and count carbs. Now, he is 10 so he hates doing these thing but he does them and he doesn't let them slow him down. He loves to fish, camp, and hunt. He does all these things just like any normal 10 year old.
Diabetic supplies, doctors visits, and all other related items to diabetes are expensive. We are lucky that we have insurance that helps us with these things but I think of the families who are not as fortunate to help the money and worse the support of family and friends to help them manage all aspects of diabetes. Miles often thinks how great it would be to not have to take a shot or check his sugar! Insulin free world. That's why we walk! To find a cure so we have an insulin free world.
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.
Your life can change in a heartbeat, just like ours did. Our new goal is to raise awareness for research and raise money so that we can find a cure! Please be a part of that with us by donating or walking with is on October 19th at 8:30 in Murfreesboro at the hospital.
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. Our goal is to raise $1,500 for Miles team. Which is not much if you think about the money people pay for their supplies and doctor visits.
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!
The Simons family
|Walk a mile for Miles - Join Team||Raised|
|Lee Ann Butts||$30.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Aunt Chrisie & Aunt Lynn
Chad and Becky Bone
Chris and Nicole Simons
Company- Southern Precision Machining
J.D. and Dianna Evans
Josh & Jen Yockey
Mr. Cas & Susan, Anna & Timothy Huff
Mr. Tripp Kingree
Mrs. Cassie Lenell Rucker
Mrs. Debbie Sittloh-Eschliman
Mrs. Erin Lynn Hensley
Mrs. Kathy K Prater
Mrs. Kelly K. Kingree
Mrs. Lee Ann Butts
Mrs. Lori P Thomas
Mrs. Valery J. Pittman
Ms. Linda Bomar Yockey
The Prescott Family
The Sharma family
The Wooten Family
Walk Day Donations
Wayne & Debbie Simons