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). Josie, my 5 year old daughter was diagnosed on July 15th, 2013 at the age of four and from that day forward, our lives have been changed. I feel as if her childhood has been taken from her, her ability to be carefree ripped away and the thought of no worries, well, it just doesnt exist. Josie receives 6-7 shots a day, 10-12 finger pokes and nightly checks to keep her alive. This is a dangerous disease and one that there is no rhyme or reason too. As a parent, it's scary not a minute goes by that we don't fear for what could happen. Everyday is a blessing and we cherish all that we have but our fears can not be hidden. We need a cure, and we need it now. Will you help?? The money I 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.
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 me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?