Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
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. Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference.
My co-worker's daughter was recently diagnosised with T1D, it just reminds me that we need to find a cure and that it is so important to provide support to JDRF who continue to lead the battle.
My cousin Kenny, he was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, when he was very small. He is 35 years old and permanently disabled due to heart disease and kidney failure, as a result of diabetes. In 2012, Kenny got the news we all have been waiting for that they found the match for his transplant. He received a pancreas and kidney in the fall of 2012, and has been insulin free for over a year. He has a fully recovered and although he will no longer need dialysis or the shots, he will always have the brain damage due to the heart failure.
The second is my grandmother, who my daughter is named after, Lucille. She was diagnosed with diabetes later in life. She passed in 1988, but lives on.
If you work with me, as always watch for tasty treats at my desk. As well as the famous cupcake bank.
My personal goal this year is to raise $250. You can donate online on my page by using a credit card or just contact me and I can send you the address to mail to.