Join Charlie in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
As most of you know I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on September 24, 2012. Being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes was a shock for me and my family. I went from being "normal" to getting 4 shots a day and pricking my finger 5 or 6 times a day. For my 2 year "anniversary" I really wanted to raise money for the JDRF to help other kids like me! Things are going well, I started using an insulin pump in August which I love! I only have to change it every 3 days instead of having 4 shots a day! I still have to check my blood at least 4 times a day. I have days when I am high or low. It is still a daily struggle, there is never a day that we don't think about diabetes. I have to count my carbs, check my blood sugar, and give myself insulin. It is hard to feel like a normal kid. I am hoping that someday they can find a cure! I am excited about doing the walk this year! Charlie's Clan raised a lot of money last year, and I would love to raise even more! Please consider joining my team to help us raise money and to walk on September 27, 2014 at Victory Park, you can also be a virtual walker and help us raise money or make a donation, any amount of money would help kids like me with Type 1 diabetes!
Team Captain-Charlie's Clan
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
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.