Type 1 diabetes is getting in the way of our play!
Here are some of my thoughts about Robbie and his fight with type 1 diabetes:
I feel sorry for Robbie because he has to get four shots a day. I really want someone to cure diabetes because it's cutting into my schedule - when Robbie and I are playing and Mom says he has to stop to check his blood sugar it annoys me. We have to figure out where we left off in the game, especially if he was low and gone for a while. I'm super nervous that Thomas or I might get it too, but Mom says our chance of getting it is only a little more than other peope's.
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?
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).