Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to "Madeira's Marcher"s Walk to Cure Diabetes personal page!
On January 15, 2013 my life was changed forever. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. It has been 9 months since my diagnosis and each day is a new day for me and my family. Even though some days I get LOTS of finger pricks, extra shots of insulin, or just feel yucky because of my numbers, there are days when I can forget I have this disease, at least for a little while and can be a normal 6 year old girl. I love to swim, do gymnastics, and play with my friends.
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for all of your love, support, and concern you have shown me over the last few months. I hope to see you all on November 9th for the Walk to help raise money to find a cure for me and so many others!!