Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I?m taking part in this year?s Walk to raise funds for†the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D), myself included. 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†we 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.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for myself, along with the 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!
To this day, I vividly remember the day the doctor's informed my family that I had been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.† It was after spending numerous days in the hospital for what my parents originally thought was only a bladder infection.† I can still picture my mom crying, looking as if she was about to drop to her knees, while at the same time, doing her best to keep her composure together in front of me.† I was 5 years old at the time and had no idea just how drastically this diagnosis was going to alter my life, as well as my families.† I started kindergarten less than a month after being diagnosed and it was there that I quickly realized I wasn't like the rest of the kids my age.† My schoolmates never had to stab themselves with shots, or constantly get their fingers poked to test their bloodsugar levels.† I hated how unfair it was that I couldn't eat what I wanted or when I wanted and I never felt as if I had enough energy to keep up with the other kids at school during our activities.
I am currently 22 years old and have decided to†embrace my life as a Type 1 Diabetic and†to use my disease to better others and teach people the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.† Following highschool, I went to school to become both a Personal Trainer and a Nutrition Specialist.† The last 3 years of my life have been spent at Anytime Fitness as a Personal Training Manager and Nutrition Specialist, working to better other people's lives.† I have even†been fortunate enough to work with several†Type 1 Diabetics!†This year I decided to put together a team in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research so that we can inch our way closer and closer to finding a cure for this horrible, no fun,†life-threatening disease!
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).