Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). 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 they 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 millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today.
Our son, Tony who is 2, was diagnosed on a hunch by my husband and I seeing symptoms, such as urinating frequently (filling a diaper in 2 hours) , eating nonstop but losing weight, dark circles under his eyes, drinking up to 60oz of milk a day. We tested his blood at home, borrowing a testing kit from a friend and it didnt even register a number, it just read"high", so we called our pediatrician. He told us to go to the ER right away, he called ahead and had them waiting for us, and he was 600 when they checked him there and diagnosed. Our world came down around us, we were devastated and scared to death. We are adjusting to everything still, he was diagnosed February 3, 2013, and got an insulin pump march 29. We are walking for our son, and every child that is dealing with this condition.
Thank you for your support!
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Mrs. Mary Sheils