Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Last year Matthew's life changed forever. He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It has been an incredibly hard adjustment but we are coping better now with our new 'normal'. After 24 hours in the ICU and in total 3 days in hospital we went home to a new routine. His new normal started off with multiple daily injections just so he could eat. Every carbohydrate he eats must be counted & insulin given. He has to check his blood glucose levels several times a day too. In 4 short months he has already to to prick his fingers over 900 times. He's now on an insulin pump which means 1 painful needle insertion every 3 days.
We hope that you feel able to help Matthew & all others that have this terrible disease by supporting us & JDRF. Committed to finding a cure.
Please watch his video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3PbD-gNmEE
Here's some more information:
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. 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 only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
Shaun, Carolyn, Matthew & Kimberley Boardman
|Matt's Mates - Join Team||Raised|
|David Spears' family||$100.00|
|Nicola & Colin Speedie||$235.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Arjan, Neelum and David
Bruce and Gina Morris
Chris & Melinda Morris
Dr. Celina M. Longoria
Grumpy and Granny
Justin D. Caddell Shiner,Tx.
Marc and Tara
Mr. Craig Gjerde
Mr. David Spears' Family
Mrs. Carolyn Boardman
Mrs. Heather Entricken
Mrs. Penny Hunt
Mrs. Suzane Nimberger
Mrs. Suzanna Foster
Ms. Amy Woodworth
Paula & Grandad
Rivera Barbosa Family
The Campbell Family
The Cunningham Family
The Doza Family
The Fazackerley Family
The Miller family
The O'Connor Family
The Perschke family
Wolf & Shelly
World Diabetes Day fundraiser