Well, what can I say except, it’s that time of year again! The JDRF’s annual Walk to Cure Diabetes is being held on Saturday, September 14th, 2013. Our “family team,” Reagan’s Raiders, will be participating for the 13th year. We would love it if you could join us. The walk is at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Registration begins at 8:30 am and the walk begins at 10:00 am. This is an event that Reagan really looks forward to every year and now has a special meaning for our youngest child, Anne.
Many of you may not know that Anne was diagnosed with Type I diabetes on September 14th, 2013. It was the day before last year’s walk. She is a very bright little first grader and has taken everything in stride. She knew right away, while we were at the hospital, what life had in store for her. She told the nurse at the hospital that her “mom and dad will take care of me because they know all about diabetes”. Fortunately (or unfortunately) she’s been exposed to the daily routine of life with diabetes. Reagan has been a great big brother helping her deal with the disease. We were very pro-active and Anne was able to begin an insulin pump regimen of management within 1 month of diagnosis. That’s something that hadn’t ever been done at the Diabetes Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Not to be overlooked, Reagan has been doing very well. He will be in 8th grade this fall at North Shore Middle School. He’s still in the Life Charter School and is a great student. His diabetes management team has been very happy about how well he has been managing the disease. He takes care of all his diabetic needs including sugar checks, carb counting, and insulin delivery. It is really amazing how well he does.
If you are unable to join us on September 14th, you can mail us a tax deductible donation. We truly appreciate any amount that you are able to donate. Our address is: 733 Oxford Dr Hartland WI 53029. Please make checks out to JDRF. As you may or may not remember almost 90% of all monies donated goes directly to funding research to cure Reagan and Anne of this disease.
We thank you in advance for your support. The only way to win the fight against diabetes is through the research of the JDRF. Please continue to pray for Reagan, Anne and all of the kids like them living with juvenile diabetes.
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Jeff & Wendy Werner
Mary Burg and Family