My name is Samantha Chester and I am a Type 1 Diabetic. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in January of 2014, and my world hasn't been the same since. This illness impacts my life each and every day. It has proven to me that I am stronger than I ever could have imagined, but it is also a humbling disease to live with. Between the finger pricks, multiple shots daily, highs and lows, and doctors visits, each day is unpredictable, presenting new challenges, obstacles, and triumphs. I am thrilled to be walking in JDRF's One Walk this fall. I walk for a future without diabetes and the daily struggles it comes with. I also walk to spread awareness about T1D in order to reduce stigma and misconceptions. If you fell inclined to donate, I urge you to support this meaningful cause.
I'm participating in JDRF One Walk™ because I know that my fundraising efforts will help improve the lives of millions of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin – a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure – yet. Your support of JDRF can help change that. JDRF is the one organization with the plan, influence, and ability to lessen the burden of this disease until it no longer exists.
By donating today, you can help JDRF fund research that impacts the lives of the millions of children, adults, and families challenged by T1D every single day. With your support, we will create a world without T1D and turn Type One into Type None. Thank you.