Our son Kyle was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 18 months old. In ten years, Kyle has gone from two shots a day and two different types of insulin when he was first diagnosed, to an insulin called Lantis and shots each time he ate, to wearing an insulin pump, to adhering an additional sensor on his stomach that continuously monitors his blood sugar and sends the number to his pump. It's amazing to watch technology progress and we are grateful for the advances. As a family, we are dedicated to raising money for JDRF and a cure because although Kyle maintains good health now, we are well aware that insulin is not a cure and research is necessary to end this devastating disease. Kyle's Cure Crew will be collecting donations throughout the month of May, and walking again in the JDRF Walk for a Cure in Tacoma, May 11. We would love to have you support our family team either by donating money, and/or walking with us.
Fortunately, there are incredible advances made in the care of diabetics due to the research of JDRF. These advances will not only help Kyle manage his day-to-day issues, but also ensure that he does not develop the side effects that many diabetics get as they age. The list of complications is extensive. Every dollar donated to JDRF, helps make the chances of these happening decrease. Type 1 Diabetes is not an obscure disease - it affects millions of people and the percentage of those diagnosed grows every year. Our family believes that by continuing to raise money as a family team we will see Kyle cured.
If you are interested in donating to JDRF or walking with us May11, please visit the JDRF website and Kyle's Cure Crew donation page or send me a check (25761 215th Ct. SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038) by May 31. Thank you in advance for walking with and/or donating to our team this year. We appreciate all the support and love; we know a cure cannot happen without you.