Welcome to my personal JDRF One Walk fundraising page!
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (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.
Lily is my sweet baby niece and she was diagnosed with T1D in November 2013. To say that it rocked my sisters family to the core is an understatement. I remember talking to Amy right after the diagnosis and the initational hospital stay, the flood of information was overwhelming. God does know what we can handle however, because Lily Bug has been a trooper from day one. I live in Houston and I don't get to see her near enough. I am a "fixer" so I want make this go away just like her moma and daddy. This walk is one easy way to try to "fix" it. Our team name is Lily Lovers because you can't help but fall I love with this beautiful little person as soon as you meet her. We have put F.R.O.G. on the back of our team shirts because we are Fully Relying On God to carry this whole family through this change in their life. We believe God has a perfect plan for Lilly's life and we feel so honored to be apart of it.
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. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).