Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! I'll be taking part in this year’s Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of all people like my daughter affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away.
I am writing you on behalf of my daughter Loren.
As you know, Loren was diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes October 8, 2010 a day I will never forget. She will be insulin-dependent for the rest of her life. She already has endured over 14,600 fingersticks and 1200 insulin site changes injections. In addition to her rigorous blood testing and insulin site changes, everything she consumes must be calculated and measured, and her blood levels even need to be checked while she sleeps and plays. Loren is always a trooper and rarely complains. As you've seen, she is full of smiles, laughs, and nine-year-old mischief, amidst his daily diabetes routine. Loren continually amazes me and is a blessing to have in our lives as a daily reminder of spirit, humility, and a positive attitude.
There are many devastating diseases in our world right now, and that saddens us. The difference with juvenile diabetes is that wiping it out of existence is extremely attainable and within reach. Loren often asks, "When is my diabetes going to go away?" or "Why did this happen to me" It's a painful question to answer looking at her beaming and hopeful eyes. We feel confident a positive answer will be available in her life time.
I truly believe that out of every difficulty comes something good. As a parent, it's our instinct from the moment our kids are born to protect them from any harm. We must do everything in our power to help find a cure for her. It's our mission to avoid the heart and kidney disease, blindness, amputation, and early death that is a reality for many people with juvenile diabetes.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the #1 non-profit funder of diabetes research worldwide. One of JDRF's largest fundraising events is the "Walk to Cure Diabetes." since Loren was diagnosed, we have formed a team named "Cupcake Betes Bites" and have raised money towards this cause. This year we will again walk at the Domain in Austin for "2013 Cure to Diabetes."
If you are interested, there are three ways you can help us make a difference for Loren:
Thank you for helping our family team meet our goal of raising $10,000 this year. Thank you for your support and I would be honored to see you at Walk to Cure Diabetes on October 27, 2013. Together, we will cure type 1 diabetes and its complications!
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? All we need you to do is click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and begin fundraising. It's simple, fast, and fun!
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
Kris Pelky (AKA T1D Mom)
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