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 my nephew, Ezra, among the millions of people, including children, who are 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.
Ezra developed Type 1 diabetes at the age of 3 years old, and I have seen the drastic effects it has had on his young life; as well as the effects on his entire family. He is an EXTREMELY active little boy, and having to stop to get his levels checked and have shots just so he is able to have s'mores with the rest of his cousins is heartbreaking, to say the least. The hours of training and planning that have to be done by his parents are unfathomable to someone who does not have to deal with this disease everyday.
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. When my sister-in-law told me that their family was unable to do the wlak this year, the first year that Ezra is dealing with his diagnosis, I wanted to do anything I could to help!
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. Will you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today, as well as keeping Ezra and his family in your prayers?
Thank you for your support!
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