Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
My sister, brother and now son have type 1 diabetes. I knew my brother and sister had to manage thier diabetes, but I did not know how much was involved. I did not know how many things could change the way thier medicine (insulin) works. I did not understand how much time they spent thinking about where their Blood Sugar levels are and headed. It was not until my 4 year old was diagnosed this July that I understood how hard managing diabetes really is. Today, I understand the 24/7 mental thought required to manage ones diabetes. Having a 4 year old with diabetes, Heather and I never get a break from managing it. We are asking for your support to help us, because we can see a future for Luke where he can be as normal as you and I. We are asking for your support so that each and every diabetic patient can again realize the mental freedom those of us without diabetes has.
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, it means more to me personally than words can express!
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Dr. Anthony Amabile
Mr. Kevin M Roomsburg
Mrs. Heather Pierce
The Avis Family
The Braun Agency