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We will turn Type One into Type None

Our inspiration.
Our inspiration.

Welcome to our team page for the 32nd Annual Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes! 

Our daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) on November 9, 2013. No one in our immediate family had this disease, so it came as a shock to us. Derek and I quickly learned how much of a commitment it takes to manage this disease day-in and day-out, 24 hours a day. In the last few months, Leah has endured multiple pokes to her little fingers and up to 5 insulin injections daily. We try to be strong for Leah but she ends up being our strength and inspiration!

Just a little bit about it...In T1D, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. It is permanent and they are insulin dependent forever.

Beat the Bridge will be our first event with JDRF. We will walk for Leah and for other kids fighting this disease. We will walk to give them HOPE. We imagine a life with no finger pokes, insulin injections, carbohydrate counting and the constant worrying. More than anything, we want Leah to grow up and live a healthy life.

Leah is our #1 reason for participating in Beat the Bridge. With the help of friends and family, we are raising money to go towards research to find a cure, better treatments, and prevention. We would love your help in making this dream of a life without diabetes a reality!

Thank you so much for your support and hope to see you at the walk!

With love,

Derek, Jessica, Landon and Leah


Leah's Hope Raised
Personal Gift Jessica Gorder $670.00
Lily Cabatan $0.00
Personal Gift LIm Chheang $130.00
Ruth Claudio $115.00
Personal Gift Bridjette Cuevas $30.00
Candace Dolan $0.00
Charlene Gee $0.00
Derek Gorder $0.00
Suzanne Hamilton $0.00
Personal Gift Travis Hamilton $30.00
Holly Harrison $100.00
Ross Harrison $0.00
Nadim Islas-Ruther $0.00
Carolyn Kawamoto $100.00
Jennifer Langer $15.00
Personal Gift Erica Lawrence $100.00
Personal Gift Emily Min $20.00
Brian No $0.00
Jujin Park $0.00
Andrea Salazar $0.00
Personal Gift Margaret Whaley $140.00
Declan Whaley-Sharp $30.00
Team Gifts $605.00
Denotes a Team Captain


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