Join LilyBelle in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to LilyBelle's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
A LilBit about me and why!
Hi, I'm LilyBelle! I am three years old and I was recently diagnosed with Type 1 dia,dia?Diabetes! In January I got really sick and had to go to the hospital where they discovered I am diabetic. I know, shocking right?! Mommy and Daddy never expected to hear that! Ever since then I have to get shots every day and I don't like it one bit! Plus, Mom and Dad don't let me eat cake and candy as much anymore. I miss my candy! Mommy and Daddy tell me I will have to get shots and change my diet forever but I disagree; thats why I am here! I am going to cure diabetes!
My family joined this year's Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of millions of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who are just like me! The money we raise will help JDRF advance its strategic research plan to end T1D.
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, YET!
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.
Please support my commitment and donate to my Walk fundraising efforts today. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.