Welcome to Team Hudson's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page! We are taking the steps to help achieve JDRF's mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Team Hudson's History:
Lianna Landahl was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes eight years ago at the age of 11. Lianna was away at a summer camp for the first time when she became extremely sick. After many days of going back and forth from the camp infimary, her counselors decided that she needed to be taken to the hospital. On the drive home from the camp, Lianna's parents met half way so that they could go to the ER. At that point Lianna was so weak that her dad had to carry her from the counselor's car to theirs. Lianna's parents described her as looking like she had just come from a concentration camp because she was so pale and had lost 10 pounds, bringing Lianna to a total weight of 55 pounds. When they arrived at the hospital, Lianna was sent to the ICU. It was then that the doctors diagnosed her because she had a blood sugar level of 680 when a normal level is 130. They told her parents that if she hadn't have gotten to the ER when she did that Lianna would have been dead by midnight that night.
Team Hudson was then formed in 2009, 3 years after Lianna's diagnosis, when we first started doing the Walk to Cure Diabetes. The team was named after Lianna's insulin pump, Hudson. On our first walk, Team Hudson raised around $500. In 2010, we raised $1,214, which passed our goal of $1,000! The next year, in 2011, Team Hudson was able to raise $1,653 towards our goal of $2,000. In 2012, Team Hudson once again hoped to raise $2,000. They reached this goal and actually raised $2,923.70! In the 2013 walk, Team Hudson raised $2,421.53. Over the last 5 years, Team Hudson has raised a total of $8,712.23!!
This year will be Team Hudson's 6th walk and our goal is to raise $1,287.77! This years team goal is special. By raising $1,287.77, this will make our 6 year total exactly $10,000!! Each year's walk is exciting because we know it is getting us closer and closer to the cure! The money Team Hudson raises will go directly to support this life-changing research.
The JDRF Walk is a fantastic way to make a difference in the millions of lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes. For at least that one day, they will look around and see all the support they have from their friends, family and community. On Walk Day, everyone can have fun and celebrate how much closer to a cure we are because of their efforts.
Each member of our team is already hard at work in their fundraising. If you have taken time to visit our team page today, we ask that you consider making a donation or joining our team. To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button at the top of this page or if you would like to make your gift to one of the team members please click on their name below. To join our team, click the join team link below.
Thank you. Together, we will cure type 1 diabetes and its complications!