This time of year, our family's thoughts turn to the annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. This year the walk will be held on Saturday, September 27th at Bicentennial Capitol Mall.
As we know many of you recall, my son Lane was diagnosed 7 years ago with type 1 diabetes at the age of 15 and we continue our efforts to help find a cure for him and so many other children and adults. Living with type 1 diabetes means that Lane's immune system has attacked the insulin-producing cells in his pancreas, leaving him insulin-dependent for life. Lane must check his blood sugar several times a day and he receives the insulin he needs to stay alive by giving himself multiple injections daily. Even with great blood glucose control, Lane is still at risk for long term complications.
Lane's challenges with type 1 diabetes may be many, but he will not allow diabetes to influence all that he wants to accomplish in life. This summer, Lane biked part of the Great Divide for about 4 weeks, worked on Mt. Rainier and is training for a half marathon. He has had to be responsible for managing his diabetes in a new environment - one where a drugstore is not around the corner.
Since we began walking in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, your generous support has allowed us to raise over $45,000 - and every penny is bringing us closer to a cure!
If you are able to help:
Make a donation here
Make a donation to the JDRF via the mail:
78 Wyn Oak Nashville, TN 37205
Until a cure is found, we will continue to raise as much money as possible for research. We hope that you will join us in reaching the main goal Life without Diabetes! Thank you so much for your continued support of Lane and our family!