Welcome to our family's personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
We will 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).
As many of you know, Jason was diagnosed with this disease at the age of 10. This is his 29th year fighting it. We are all affected by this disease and there is NO known cure to date. Insulin can only manage the disease.
One evening our eldest daughter's dinner prayer went like this "Dear Lord, please let daddy have good blood sugar so he can eat with us tonight." We looked at each other in tears.
This summer diabetes took a big toll on us as we saw some of this disaese's very serious consequences first hand. It was difficult to endure for us all.
I, as wife, sister in law, cousin, friend to loving peole with diabetes refuse to give up hope that a cure will be found. I pray it is within our lifetime.
The money we 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?
Thank you for your support!
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Ms. Melanie DeAssis
The Myers Family