Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I've started this team and will be walking for my daughter Rhian. Rhian was diagnosed with T1 on January 7th, 2013, she was 12 years old. As hard as it has been to adapt to this new life, Rhian is still the outgoing and energetic girl that she has always been. She still plays the sports she loves and performs in any way she can, but it isn't easy. Her blood sugar drops for what seems like no reason, it can be hard to recover from that. It takes her out of the activities she loves. A slight illness or too much excitement can send her blood sugar sky rocketing dangerously high. It is a constant struggle to keep it in control.
We are fundraising now because we hope to see a cure in her lifetime.
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?