Team Hudson's logo since my insulin pump is named Hudson.
take steps towards a cure
Please help me in the search for a CURE!
Hey! On October 5th, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
This is my personal story and the reason I am walking:
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes eight years ago at the age of 11. I was away at a summer camp for the first time when I became extremely sick. After many days of going back and forth from the camp infimary, my counselors decided that I needed to be taken to the hospital. On the drive home from the camp my parents met half way so that we could go to the ER. At that point I was so weak that my dad had to carry me from the counselor's car to ours. My parents described me as looking like I had just come from a concentration camp because I was so pale and had lost 10 pounds, bringing me to a total weight of 55 pounds. When we arrived at the hospital I was sent to the ICU. It was then that the doctors diagnosed me because I had a blood sugar level of 680 when a normal level is 130. They told my parents that if I hadn't have gotten to the ER when I did that I would have been dead by midnight that night.
Although I have an insulin pump, insulin isn't a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!