A little more a than 3 years ago, our daughter Zella was diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, destroying its ability to create insulin and regulate blood sugar. No one knows what triggers the disease, but once it begins, it is irreversible. Unlike type 2 diabetes, it cannot be managed with diet, exercise or medication. It can only be managed with insulin unless there is a cure.
Right now, 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.
This year we'll be spending Sunday, October 27th taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. We will be joining one-half million other walkers across the country as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million. Our team goal this year is $2,500.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Please help us support JDRF, Zella and millions of others living with this disease by making a donation today or by joining our team!
Thank you for your help. We hope to see you on walk day!
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John and Betty Ann Taylor
Mrs. Katherine F. Stricklin
The Firestone Family