Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
My name is Sean Eanes, and I am 11 years old. When I was 7 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. This means that my body attacked the part of my pancreas that produces insulin. There is NO cure for this disease, you can only react to the things it throws your way and try to prevent catastrophe. I wear an insulin pump, which allows me to get insulin through a catheter instead of multiple shots each day. I also wear a continuous glucose monitor that allows me to see the trends my blood sugars take. This disease has affected my whole family, even my 5 year old brother helps me remember everything I have to do to take care of myself. I must check my sugar everytime I want to eat, if I am going to go swimming, if I am going to be outside when it is hot, if I feel funny, if I have a headache or stomach ache, if my mom thinks my attitude it to bad, You see have my blood sugar out of range can cause me to be grumpy or if it goes very low cause me to lose consciousness. It is a daily fight that my family faces to keep me as healthy as possible.
JDRF is leading the charge to provide funding for research to improve the technology available to help me manage this disease and hopefully to finally find a cure. Until then my family and I will walk and raise funds to help myself and others around the world battling in this war.
Please consider making a donation to help us get that much close to the day I am not dependant on man made insuling to live.
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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