Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
As most of you know, my dad and I both live with Type 1 Diabetes. My dad was diagnosed at age 19 and must take an insuin injection every time he eats. I was diagnosed at 6 and wear an insulin pump to deliver insulin. It is not easy to live with Type 1 Diabetes but I have not let it stop me from doing anything I want to do. It affects every minute of my life and I must check my blood sugar often. I count every carb I eat to make sure I take the right amount of insulin. My mom doesn't sleep much because she gets up at night to check my blood sugar and make sure I am ok. We all hope and pray that someday soon there will be a cure so that no one has to live with Type 1 Diabetes.
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for your support!
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