Welcome to the Carson's Crusader JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
On May 15th this year, Carson celebrated his 4th anniversary of being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It almost seems like he has been changing his pump set locations his entire 13 years. Although diabetes will always be a part of his life, he will not let it stop him from doing the things he loves to do. Carson played on the Starting 9 travel baseball team this past year. The team had a great season, but most of all, he loved playing with his friends. Carson is our social planner as he never sits still. With all of his sports, school, trips to Great America and all of the swimming hea has done this summer, it's a wonder how he manages his diabetes so well. He has embraced the difficulties of the rituals of taking his blood sugar readings countless times every day and changing his injections sites evey three days.
Our family is going for a walk again this year as we are taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without diabetes.
Unless you saw Carson adjust his insulin on his pump, you wouldn't think Carson has Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. 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 only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set for ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges Carson faces each day of his life with T1D. Every day involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
Brian, Sara, Carson, Jordan and Nate
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Dave & LaVerne Carlson
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M Serpe
Mr. Andrew Dopuch
Mr. Donald Pond
Mr. Rob Borchert
Mrs. Jennifer Gori
Mrs. Lisa Wavro
Mrs. Susan Lewis
Mrs. Suzanne Paiser
The Becker Family
The Grosz Family
The McKeon Family