Dear Friends & Family,
Welcome to Lindsi JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! Our family be taking part in this year’s Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you ask anyone with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening not just for them for their family. Lindsi knew from day one it never goes away. We am asking for your support. Please donate to Lindsi personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
This year we will be joining in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes which will be held on October 5, 2013 at Shelby Farms. Even though Lindsi is not physically here with us her drive and determination keep us motivated to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.
Camille, National Volunteer Chair for JDRF Advocacy, posed a question. She asked all of us is “Who do you walk for?” Camille is a parent of a child who suffers with type 1 diabetes. Camille has fears each time her child has an issue…JDRF says everyone has a reason to walk. Who's your #1?
This year we walk to remember Lindsi and her 18 month journey with Type 1 diabetes. On September 25, 2010, we found Lindsi unconscious due to late night hypoglycemia. If mild or moderate hypoglycemia isn't treated right away, it can turn into severe hypoglycemia. People with severe hypoglycemia usually pass out. If you pass out, someone should call 911 right away to get immediate medical attention. We called 911 when the EMT who answered our call arrived, we tried to explain the fact that Lindsi was a brittle diabetic and had low blood sugars. Despite our pleas for the EMT to treat Lindsi’s diabetes, she listed Lindsi diagnosis as a possible drug over dose. This mistake delayed the critical care Lindsi needed for over 24 hours. On Saturday, September 29, 2010 our lives changed forever when Lindsi passed away at Le Bonheur Hospital.
Two years ago Lindsi passed away three days before the 2010 JDRF. This year JDRF has set a goal of $89 million dollars nationally to help fund research to find a cure for Diabetes and educating the medical field. Juvenile Diabetes is a devastating disease that affects millions and more children are being diagnosed at an alarming rate. We do not know what causes Type 1 diabetes but with our help JDRF can continue to fund research and make progress to finding a cure so that we stop the loss of live like Lindsi.
Last year the “Peace 4 Lindsi” walk team raised $6,000 and this year we would like to do that again, but we cannot do it without your support. My prayer is that we continue to honor Lindsi, not only by participating in the JDRF walk, but raising awareness. Our family would like to ask you to join in our efforts to help with this goal. Our team name is still “Peace 4 Lindsi.” Please sign up to walk and donate whatever you can. Also, forward this link to your family and friends and ask them to sponsor you or join you at the walk.
For those who may not be aware…The JDRF Ambassadors in Memphis set up a memorial fund in Lindsi’s honor. Through this fund they have been able to sponsor 7 children so that they can attend Camp Hopewell. Not only does this help the families and children it also gives us hope in knowing that Lindsi did not die in vain. Instead her memory will live on and others will continue to remember her and her fight.
On August 26 we would have celebrated Lindsi’s 16th birthday. She would be in her thrid year in high school and getting her drivers license. She had so many dreams and plans like any teenager.
Please stop and take one moment and go to JDRF web page join the “Peace 4 Lindsi” team and make a difference.
To get to Peace 4 Lindsi you have to put in http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/lindsi.We are West Tennessee 2013 walk…. you want the JDRF home page….takes you to donate to walker….Lindsi..Young …. state is TN.
Deborah, Barry & Everitt
If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.
Leigh Strickland and Justin
Mrs. Deborah Lynn Sawyer
Shana and Mark Moland
Tracy Walsh & Family