I not only support finding a cure for T1D, but diabetes overall as a disease. I lost my father almost 39 years ago to this devastating disease. My brother was diagnosed with it 40 years ago and has had to deal with more than his fair share of complications ever since. He had a kidney transplant in 1996 and has been on the transplant list for several years since that kidney has failed and needs to be replaced. My goal is to stop raising money to find a cure the day that my brother is allowed to say he is finished with being a diabetic! Until that day arises, then I will stay with it for as long it is necessary.
I have attached one of the last family pictures that we had taken before losing my dad. I'm doing what I can to help JDRF in finding a cure so that all families can have their family pictures taken without missing someone because of diabetes.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible or sign up to walk on my team? Together, we can make the cure a reality!