Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We are walking for my son. Jimmy is such a brave young man! He is 6 years old and diagnosed on July 31, 2013. Ill never forget that day! He was quickly losing weight and eveyone kept saying, thats just a phase.. Well it escalted so quickly. He got sick in Wildwood, ironically. He became ill, started with crankiness, than vomiting, we got him medicines, ginger ale, pedialyte. Within a day his cheeks were sunken in and grey and he could only lay in bath water. We went to a local ER and he was quickly diagnosed. Them nurses looked at us like we were the worse parents in the world. DIABETES?? what? The next few days are bascially a blur. We were transported to Cooper and my family were all in Wildwood, including his siblings.We were there a whole week while learning a new lifestyle. Jimmy has been amazingly calm and disciplined through the last couple of months. As much as we hate diabetes we will always support him through his battles.
We're helping JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) where no one has to fear developing this serious autoimmune disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and/or making a donation to JDRF, you can be part of the effort to improve the lives of millions of people affected by T1D. In T1D, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. Managing T1D 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 the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every donation, big or small, from donors like you, allows JDRF to fund the critical research needed to find a cure. Will you accept the challenge to make a difference in your community by joining us? Just click “Join This Team” to become a team member and start fundraising. Or click “Donate to This Team” to make a donation.