My little man that I am fighting for. Why we are Team Matt's Mates
The worst day of a mother's life
walk for Matthew
Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to our personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
Almost 2 years ago, Matthew's life changed forever. On November 13th 2012, he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Ironically 1 day before World Diabetes Day. It was an incredibly hard adjustment. Every day is different. We have good days and bad days. There is no 'getting better'. We manage T1D 24/7 to the best of our ability, but it is relentless and we have many sleepless nights.
Every day is like walking a tightrope between going too high and too low. Both which are detrimental to his health.
We hope that you feel able to help Matthew & all others that have this relentless disease by supporting us & JDRF. Committed to finding a cure.
Below is some more information on T1D:
We'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 we 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.
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 us and donate to our Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for Matthew & the millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?