Thank you and welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
On July 1, 2013 my four-year old son, Luke was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. 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.
Yes, this is a "manageable" disease, but until this happened, I had no idea how much effort it takes to "manage" diabetes. The effort is constant too. Diabetes never sleeps and never takes a vacation. We control Luke's blood sugar by pricking his finger at least 10 times day and night to see where he is "at" and then decide if he needs insulin, food, exercise or nothing based on this number. Diabetes likes to trick you too. There are so many variables, it's impossible for this mom to know exactly how Luke's body is going to react at any particular moment.
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.
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.
I know there are a lot of causes that are near and dear to people's hearts. If you don't already have such a cause or have room for another, 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.
I dream of the day when there will be "No more Pricks!".
Thank you for your support!
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Mrs. Stefanie C. Skorup
The Cruciano Family