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.
My three year old niece, Bella, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on Christmas Eve 2010. She was only two years old at the time. There is never a good time to be going through such a horrible event but for her to spend her Christmas fighting for her life was especially devastating. She is an amazing and strong little girl and is so brave. Our family is so blessed to still have her with us, but we worry about her health every day. No one deserves to have such a horrible disease but especially not an innocent child. I thank God that she is so strong because it helps her parents and rest of the family stay strong also.
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! Bella along with the rest of our family wants a cure for type 1 diabetes more than anything! Helping this cause is the best way to get there. Thank you for any help that you can give!
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