I'm participating in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes!
For those of you that have been with us over the years you know that we have two family members with diabetes, Abbe and Wayne. Abbe was diagnosed at age 4 and has been living with testing her blood sugar and taking insulin ever since. Abbe is a typical teenager - who loves hanging with her friends and playing golf. Wayne was diagnosed at age 11 and had been living with diabetes for thirty-nine years when he got the call from Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago to participate in their "islet transplant" study. Three weeks after the transplant Wayne was free from taking insulin and this March will be two years insulin free. We hope the study will soon lead to the approvals necessary to make this type of transplant available to more people diagnosed with diabetes.
In starting the "Abbe's Alliance" team eleven years ago, our youngest sister Kristee (Abbe's Mom) and her husband Brad made the commitment to do whatever they could to help find a cure not only for their daughter Abbe but other kids diagnosed and living with diabetes.
To see the numbers of walkers on "walk day" is a true inspiration to the commitment others have also made to find a cure as well as a wake-up call to all of us as to the numbers of children being diagnosed each year.
I am asking for your support to help fund the research that will find the cure. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?