As the little boy in this picture is now off at college, we are reminded of all the progress made in the last 18 years in diabetes research and daily care that makes his life so much easier. But we are also reminded that the cure we hoped would be present for him by the time he left home is still yet to be found. We are reminded of how much responsibility he holds as he cares for himself each day and what it means to live with the fear that your body can slip out from under you always hovering somewhere in the background of your mind.
So, we continue to walk and ask for contributions to the research that will one day allow him to live unencumbered and free, because there is still great hope that it will happen in his lifetime.
To join our team, click the join team link below. We will be gathering at the Milwaukee County Zoo at 9:00 am near the green and white striped family tent. Look for the green dinosaur on the Team Gunthersaurus sign. Team t-shirts will be provided to walkers with a cool velociraptor skeleton and our team mission, “Let’s make diabetes extinct!” To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button at the top of this page or if you would like to make your gift to one of the team members please click on their name below.
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).