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Progress: 100%
$7,705
WE HAVE RAISED
$5,000
OUR GOAL
154%
ACHIEVED

We will turn Type One into Type None

Ellis
Ellis

 

As many of you know, our son Ellis has been living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) for the past 8 years.  T1D is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas.  While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved.

We can still remember the day when the doctor walked into the room and gave us the diagnosis. It was devastating!   We knew nothing of this disease and were overwhelmed when educated on what to expect.  We couldn't imagine how our little preschooler would be able to manage.  He, who couldn't handle if his jeans felt too rough, who would whine if his nose was stuffed, or refuse to be happy until each shoe was tied with even tightness. How was he going to handle poking his finger 8-10 times a day to monitor his blood sugar?  Or receiving a shot 4 times a day to make sure he has the required amount of insulin to cover the food he eats?  How about being woken up in the middle of the night for another poke by Mom or Dad to make sure he didn't go low while sleeping? Our hearts broke for what path lay ahead for him.  Our only comfort was knowing that he would not walk the path alone. We knew God would walk it with us.

Looking back now, we are amazed and thankful!  We have been blessed with family and friends who have offered much-needed support.  We have been impressed by our Ellis and how responsible and mature he is in his care.  He is taking on T1D like a champ and we are so proud of him!!  We are also thankful for the advancements in T1D care that research through JDRF has made possible.  Because of JDRF and other organizations like them, Ellis is now on an insulin pump which decreases the amount of shots he needs, helps regulate his blood sugar more effectively, and in his words "makes me feel more normal". 

These are the reasons we are involved in Beat the Bridge.  These are the reasons we ask that you join us.  Please consider walking the 4-mile family walk or running the 8K with us.   If you can't do either, then we ask you to consider making a donation in Ellis's name.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

Team Jericho Raised
Personal Gift Lance Losey $5,110.00
Truett Burnett $0.00
Michael Constantine $0.00
Heidi Eusterman $0.00
Jennifer Eusterman $0.00
Brian Gump $0.00
Connor Gump $0.00
Personal Gift Sandra Gump $30.00
Cole Hazen $0.00
Jake Hazen $0.00
Jim Hazen $0.00
Leigh Hazen $0.00
Holly Kimbell $0.00
Personal Gift Jeff Kimbell $350.00
Kim Kimbell $0.00
Alison Kolker $0.00
Julia Kolker $0.00
Bethany Lanier $0.00
Cailin Lanier $0.00
Chris Lanier $0.00
Jaron Lanier $0.00
Joy Lanier $0.00
Alena Losey $60.00
Caleb Losey $60.00
Ellis Losey $140.00
Halle Losey $60.00
Theressa Losey $30.00
Christopher Moroney $0.00
Rebecca Moroney $0.00
Hailey Patrick $0.00
Kursten Patrick $0.00
Steve Patrick $0.00
Anna Rogers $0.00
Austin Rogers $0.00
Chris Rogers $0.00
Sara Rogers $0.00
Team Gifts $1,865.00
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