Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
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.
Desmond was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in February of 2009. In a very short amount of time, my little chunky, health boy got tremendously sick. He went from being full of energy to just wanting to lie down and not do anything all day long. When the doctors told us that he was a type 1 diabetic and that his blood sugar was 540 our world fell apart. At the time I had never heard of this mysterious illness. The only thing that I had it to compare to was type 2 diabetes. I spent those first couple days thinking that I had somehow caused this horrible illness on my son. I have sense learned how very wrong I was. I am hoping that somehow we can find a cure so that there are not other kids out there that have this trust upon them like my son did.
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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Mrs. Lacey Bohannon