Hello! Welcome to Sean's Striders. This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
In April of 2010, 4 months into a new job I got a call from our pediatrician. You see the two weeks prior to that call we noticed our 7 year old had started drinking any and everything he could get his hands on and was waking up 5 times during the night just to pee, and still wetting the bed. And the mood swings, oh the mood swings.. We took him to the doctor and then the next day I got that call. His A1C was 10.4 she said, we are going to go ahead and call it as Type 1 diabetes. You need to head to CHKD and go to the ER, they will be expecting you. Expect to be there a while. You see my baby has just been handed a new lifestyle. My innocent little man now had to prick his finger and test his sugar 5-10 times a day, and then to top it off he had to get and eventually give himself 4-7 shots a day. Now a year and a half later he is on an insulin pump.. while that make life a little easier, it is still a daily fight for which there is no end. There WILL be a cure one day, and by joining us and/or supporting us you can be a part of it. We ask you to consider making a donation so that one day we can say "Our son used to have diabetes". Our son is now 10 years old and manages a very adult disease with grace and wisdom well beyond his years. He accomplishes things every day that amaze us in his fight to control his body. Diabetes just plain sucks, but God is guiding us through this and Sean is a phenomenal young man.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. 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.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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