It's that time of year again, when our family will be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, on behalf of my daughter, Abby Rose: "Team Abby Rose." Because of your kind generosity over the last two years since her diagnosis, we have been able to raise over $6000 to help find a cure. Abby Rose was even asked to be the 2012 JDRF Child Ambassador for Brevard County because of our fundraising efforts.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them are children. My daughter, Abby Rose, was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes in July 2010 at age 7. She has to have her blood sugar checked 6-8 times a day as her little fingertips endure painful pricks, even in the middle of the night. She has 4-6 shots of insulin each day and has to count and record every carbohydrate she eats. She is a trooper, though, and her faith and couragous spirit is inspiring!
Type 1 diabetes research more than any other charity worldwide has been making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure. We have seen the advancements in treating type 1 through the years. What exists today, didn't exist 5 years ago, and each day, more advancements are made like the glucose monitoring systems, insulin pumps, and the artificial pancreas project, etc.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality so that my daughter, Abby Rose, never has to see another needle again!
Please consider donating or joining "Team Abby Rose" on the Walk to Cure Diabetes. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me at 305-297-4975 or email me at email@example.com.