Beth Gunshor





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Welcome to Beth Coppoc Gunshor's Personal Page

My son, Robbie, was diagnosed three years ago at the end of August, 2011.  Our journey with this disease has taught us a lot. We've met many amazing people and made new friends we would otherwise have never met. We've learned what it means to have a community come together to support you, and how overwhelming it is to feel loved and cared for.  Thank you to all who have walked with us in whatever form: by praying for us, sending good thoughts, joining us on the Walk for a Cure, sending donations, reading my Facebook posts, or listening to me in person.  I am grateful.

Diabetes-related highlights from the last year:  Starting on the pump in October 2013, saying good luck and farewell to Robbie's first endocrinologist as he retired (the doctor who educated us in the hospital), a trip to the ER, having to stay on campus with Robbie while he was at a camp (and then discovering it was a blessing in disguise for me), meeting the new endocrinologist, going to the JDRF award banquet, Robbie participating in a commercial for the 2014 JDRF walk in Madison, and more!

[The picture is of Robbie at the American Family Children's Hospital, near a cow painted with UW Badger gear and signed by Barry Alvarez.  He's holding a sharps container - about twice a year we drop off a filled container of sharps - one of the large ones you sometimes see in public restrooms. Getting your finger poked several times a day, changing your pump site every two days, and sometimes having to get other injections means a lot of sharps going into the container.]

Please consider donating OR walking with us!  We'd REALLY love to have you join us!.



From JDRF:

This year one-half million other walkers across the country will be trying to reach a goal of raising $89 million.

Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.

There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.


Date and time

September 21, 2014
Check-in: 11:00 AM
Starts: 12:00 PM
Length of walk: 1.5 Miles


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2930 N. Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI 53704



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