Dylan's Dynamos





  • Dylan, My Hero

    Dylan, My Hero

We will turn Type One into Type None

Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!  

On September 25, 2010, my life was forever changed. My youngest son, Dylan, was diagnosed with a life threatening disease, Type 1 Diabetes, at the very tender age of 4. It not only changed my family's lives but changed Dylan's life forever. In less than 24hrs, he went from a carefree toddler living as all children should full of energy, randomness, and a bright future to having everything in his world turned upside down. Dylan went from eating what he wanted to only eating certain foods that had been carefully measured and planned out. Dylan went from sitting down to a meal and enjoying it to pricking his delicate tiny fingers to check his blood sugar and then having a needle poke him to deliver his life saving insulin so he could eat. Dylan went from running free and so very active to being limited in physical activities to keep his body running correctly. Dylan went from regular scheduled doctor appointments to multiple ER visits and constantly going to the doctor.

My family and I walk to raise money for JDRF research so that one day my son will have a cure. We walk to support Dylan and to show him that he will NEVER walk alone, we are in this together, forever.

We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.

Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. 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 only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.

The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.

Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.

Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!

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Date and time

October 25, 2014
Check-in: 7:30 AM
Starts: 9:00 AM
Length of walk: 5K


Reliant Park
1 Reliant Parkway
Houston, TX 77054



Clara Utley
Email | (713) 334-4400

Houston Gulf Coast Chapter
2425 Fountain View
Suite 280
Houston, TX 77057