Julie Parfrey





  • Joelle and Brooke at Christmas

    Joelle and Brooke at Christmas

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    Joelle's Team last year 2013

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Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!

Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! 

June 3, 2014

It has been a year since our daughter Joelle was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  She feels better now and has adjusted well to managing her Diabetes both at school, at home, and throughout the night.  Figuring out how to keep her blood sugars stable has been a very tiring, uphill battle, and one that I wish she could take a break from.  However, Joelle is committed to having good health and works hard every day to keep a close eye on what she is eating and how much insulin she receives, and we celebrate the good days.  Your contribution, whether financial, or coming to the walk or both, is a way for you to show her you care too.  JDRF is an impressive organization committed to ending Type 1 Diabetes and funding research around the world.  We are fascinated with all the advances going on and encourage you to check them out for yourselves on the JDRF website. Thank you for your support and prayers!  See you on Sept 13th!



Last year 2013:

Diabetes has impacted my family in a personal way.  My daughter Joelle (14 yrs old) was recently diagnosed with T1D herself.  Because her body no longer produces insulin on its own, which is needed for her to digest glucose and ultimately to survive, she has to give herself multiple shots of insulin throughout the day and sometimes through the night.  The carbohydrates in the food she eats has to be carefully counted so that she gives herself the correct does of insulin at each meal.  If she gets too much insulin she may feel very sick or go unconscious, so it is a careful balancing act each and every day.  In addition, she has a much higher chance of developing serious complications to her health in the future.

JDRF has already shown us so much support and hope.  They have provided a mentor for me (another mom who lives in my area) who has been such a great friend and role model.  JDRF has also connected me to a support group and shared other valuable resources as well.  Being an equipped mom helps me but also helps Joelle every step of the way.  We are hopeful a cure will come in the future and are thankful for the research done by JDRF to help improve the ongoing management of this disease.

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.
Thank you for your support!



Date and time

September 13, 2014
Check-in: 8:30 AM
Starts: 10:00 AM
Length of walk: 2.5 Miles


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