Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page!
I'm joining this year's Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of millions of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF advance its strategic research plan to end T1D. As most of you know, my 8 year old grandson, Logan is Type 1 and has been since he was 4. It is really a sad thing to watch him give himself 4 shots a day and prick his finger 8 - 10 times a day. His little arms, legs and stomach have bruises from injections. Something as simple as a stomach virus can land him in ICU in Brenners. He is such a little trooper, but sometimes it will make you want to cry. He cannot have a piece of candy, cake or even sweet tea just anytime he wants. Those are special occassions which requires more insulin. It would be such a joyous day when there is a cure for this terrible disease. So please give generously if you can. Everyone thinks it will not happen to me, but it does come without much warning.
T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, which the body needs to get energy from food. Managing the disease requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
JDRF is working every day to change that. And, as the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research, every dollar JDRF directs toward its research plan comes from donors like you.
Please support my commitment and donate to my Walk fundraising efforts today. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.