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.
This May was the seven year anniversary of Vincent's diagnosis. It is hard to believe he has battling this disease for that many years already. The simplified type 1 diabetes management is: First he has to poke his finger to check his blood sugar level, and then we have to measure everything he eats, count all of the carbs and then decide how much insulin he will need to have injected. This is just the tip of the iceberg. He has had over 15,500 finger pokes to check his blood sugar and over 13,000 injections of insulin in the past 7 years. That is a lot to handle for a 9 year old, he is definitely a trooper!
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. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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Aunt Debbie & Uncle Rob
Great Grandma Renee Christensen
Mrs. Cathy McConkey
Mrs. Sandra Kazubowski
Ms. Linda Cowden