Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 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 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...Yet.
My son was diagnosed earlier this year at 17 months old. I have had to 'poke' my baby multiple times a day and inject him with insulin after every meal ever since. It has not been easy, but its what we have to do to keep him healthy and alive. We have rode the emotional coaster of emotions that come with this diagnosis, and we have good days and not so good days. Through it all, Jared has been awesome. He is why we are fighting for a cure. With your help, we will find a better treatment and even a cure one day. It will happen, and we are trying to help get us all there as soon as possible!
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 millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.