Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page!
On October 28th, 2013, my life changed forever during an Emergency Room visit, where I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I was loaded into an ambulance and sent to the Children's Hospital in Peoria, where I stayed for several days as my mom and dad learned all about monitoring my new condition and taking care of me. This new way of life has been a big adjustment, and I have been trying really hard to understand what is happening to my body, but sometimes it is confusing and makes me sad. I wish I didn't have to poke my finger 5 to 8 times a day to test my blood sugar levels and REALLY wish I didn't have to get a shot every time I eat something. I have been very brave through all this though and am asking all sorts of questions to learn about my body and Type 1 Diabetes. Mom and dad make sure I know I'm NOT sick. I just need a little help to make sure my body is able to make the energy I need. Together, we are making it through this and staying strong. I REALLY hope one day there will be a cure, so I can beat this condition. My family and I believe that is possible and want to do everything we can to help fight for a cure! Please join us in raising money for the JDRF to fund research and clinical trials in an attempt to make life with T1D easier and someday to cure it!
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.
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.