Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
Many of you know my daughter Jaci was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in February 2013. In these few short weeks since her diagnosis, she has pricked her finger more than 300 times to check her blood sugars and has received over 100 injections of life-saving insulin. Diabetes is our new reality. It means counting every carb she eats, and planning every bite in advance. Doing all the right things, and feeling frustrated when things don't work the way you expected. But through it all, she has been my hero. She is adapting better than any 9-year-old should have to, and she is amazing!
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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