Hello! It is that time of year again, time for JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. 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.
You already know that I have a special interest due to my 7 year old niece Madison having diabetes. Madison was diagnosed with diabetes when she was a little over 2 years old. Madison is now 7 years old and very efficient at monitoring her blood sugar, recognizing the things that she can not have as much to eat as she would like and learning to bolus herself which means adminstering the insulin that she must have several times a day. Madison still has some bad days as her diabetes makes her very susceptible to any type of infections and evey minor colds or sore throats can put her in hospital. But, the Lord has blessed us and kept her safe in every situation. To look at her, Madison is just your normal active 7 year old girl with a very strong mind of her own which is another blessing.
Madison has a friend, Michael Jacob, who also has diabetes. Madison and Michael have been friends since kindergarten; hence our team name, M2. Hopefully with the help of your donations someday both of these precious children will no longer have to prick their fingers or rely on insulin. This is my prayer for Madison, Michael and the other children who have this disease.
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.
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.