Hi family and friends. On Saturday Feb. 22nd at the Mall of America, it will be my 7th year in a row walking at the JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes. I am so thankful for all of the continued support I receive from all of you every year! The walk helps me in so many ways. Not only do I raise money for a great organization, but the positive notes, kind words and great participation by you, our family and friends, gives me the strength to keep up my daily battle with diabetes.
If you would like to make a donation and help me reach my goal this year please click the blue button above
It has been almost 8 years since Cassie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. In that time, we have watched her strive to live a normal life, despite the constant demands of the disease. Cassie rarely ever complains, and she continues to inspire us daily with her courage and positive attitude. Throughout it all, Cassie's dream is to "just be like all the other kids". She loves sports and loves to be active. Right now she is playing on the 12U Roseville girls hockey team. She loves it & would love to be on the ice 24/7. She also plays on a North Suburban traveling soccer team which she also really enjoys. Sports are now becoming more difficult with keeping her blood sugars at a good number. The doctor said that is to be expected with playing competitive sports & her getting older. We just have to really monitor her numbers before and after games.
In an effort to raise money to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes, and to encourage and support Cassie, we formed "Cassie's Crew" and we continue to be amazed at the support we have received from family and friends. For the 7th year in a row we will again be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. Our family believes strongly that supporting JDRF is the best way we can work towards finding that cure for Cassie and so many others like her. If you would like to take part in the JDRF Walk & be a part of Cassie's Crew, please let us know. The walk is at 8:30 am this year at the Mall of America. Its just a fun, leisurely walk inside the mall with no set time or distance and is a great outing for the entire family. Each year it is amazing to watch Cassie and her friends join in the big celebration that day, as we all get caught up in the HOPE FOR A CURE!
If you would like to make a donation to help support Cassie you can either donate online by clicking on the link above ("Donate to Cassie") or by sending a check made out to JDRF to our home address. Thank you for supporting our family in our efforts to find a cure. We really appreciate it!!