Lianna Landahl

RAISED:

$500

GOAL:

$1,500

  • Me when I was diagnosed.

    Me when I was diagnosed.

  • Team Hudson's logo since my insulin pump is named Hudson.

    Team Hudson's logo since my insulin pump is named Hudson.

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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!

Thank you for your support!

Lianna Landahl

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WALK DETAILS

Date and time

October 5, 2014
Registration: 8:00 AM
Starts: 9:00 AM
Length of walk: 2 Miles

Location

West Steps of the Capitol
1400 Tenth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

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CONTACT

Claighton Byrn
Email | 916-576-1378

Northern California Inland Chapter
950 Fulton Ave.
Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95825

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