Hey everyone -- Thanks for visiting my fundraising page! It really means so much to me.
As you probably know by now, my youngest daughter, Waverly, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year ago this month. It has been an extremely tough road for her (and for us) but she continues to be such an amazing little warrior through it all. I am so proud of her and that's why I'm walking to not only improve her life but the lives of millions of people with type 1 diabetes.
T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, which the body needs to get energy from food. Managing the disease requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
But JDRF is working every day to change that! And, as the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research, every dollar JDRF directs toward its research plan comes from donors like you. They're an amazing group and, with your help, can bring real promise for Waverly's future.
By donating, your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.