Amy Jo Larsen

RAISED:

$480

GOAL:

$1,500

  • Jamison and Amy Jo at our walk in 2010

    Jamison and Amy Jo at our walk in 2010

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WE ARE WALKING FOR A CURE FOR JAMISON!!!

Hello!  This year, our family is walking again to raise funds for The JDRF to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.  We cannot complete our mission in finding a cure without your help!

My son, Jamison has been a Type 1 diabetic for three years now. Jamison is so brave and positive about his disease, just like thousands of other children and adults who live every day with Type 1 which consumes their daily living function and costs thousands of dollars per year to treat.  I am not so brave as I fear my child will not have a life expectancy that exceeds my own.

Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.  Type 1 is a disease that affects the way your body uses food.  Type 1 diabetics no longer produce any natural insulin from their pancreas.  As a solution, since there is no cure, Type 1 diabetics must monitor all food they ingest and take man made insulin shots at least 4 times per day as well as test their blood sugar by poking their finger more than 4 times per day.  The list is great in the complications which Type 1 patients face and most are life threatening.

There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more Type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.

I never thought I would be writing asking for your donation to help Jamison's chances of having a normal life. Unfortunately, the causes of this disease are a mystery and with 40 children who are diagnosed every day in America it starts to become clear that we must find a cure quickly. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!

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WALK DETAILS

Date and time

May 11, 2013
Check-in: 8:30 AM
Starts: 10:00 AM
Length of walk: 5K

Location

Brown County Fairgrounds
1500 Fort Howard Avenue
De Pere, WI

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CONTACT

Dana Paschen
Email | (920) 997-0038

Northeast Wisconsin Chapter
1800 Appleton Road
Suite 2
Menasha, WI 54952