Brian's Bunch at 2014 JDRF Walk, East Hartford, CT
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Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
My name is Brian and I'm 12. Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
As you probably know, my life changed forever on August 5, 2013, when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Because of T1D, my pancreas doesn't produce insulin, which everybody needs to digest the food we eat. T1D is not caused by being overweight or by eating too much sugar or by not exercising. There's nothing I could have done to prevent developing T1D. It's not something I will outgrow, and no special diet or exercise routine can make it go away. For the rest of my life, until a cure is found, I will need to test my blood sugar several times a day, by pricking my finger, and then give myself insulin to stay healthy. Let me tell you, T1D is no fun! All I want is to be a "normal" kid again. T1D cannot be prevented, and as of now, there is no cure. But with your help, we can change all that!
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people -- like ME -- living with and affected by T1D. The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?