Our 2015 Josh's Jammers team was our biggest and best one yet! Please join us in 2016!
We will turn Type One into Type None
Welcome to our Josh's Jammers JDRF "One Walk" Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Our team will 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 we 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. Josh wrote this year's letter entirely himself (proud of him, GREAT job!) Here it is:
Hi friends and family,
My name is Josh. I am 9 years old and I have Type-1 diabetes. Type-1 diabetes is when your beta cells stop working properly and your pancreas stops making insulin. I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 5 years old in December 2011. When I was first diagnosed with diabetes I took at least 4 insulin shots every day: 1 shot after breakfast, 1 shot after lunch and 1 after dinner. The 4th shot was before I went to bed, it was called Lantus. It hurt more than the others, but it helped keep my blood glucose from dropping low through the night.
Now I have an insulin pump. An insulin pump is a small device that I put on every 3 days that delivers my insulin. I also wear a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) that monitors my blood sugar levels. Thanks to JDRF and many donations from so many people, scientists have been able to make better treatments so I don't have to have needles every day.
Every year my friends and family go to the JDRF One Walk in Indianapolis. Our team name is called Josh's Jammers. Last years we raised over $11,000...this year our goal is to raise more. After the walk each year, everyone goes back to our house for a huge party! We hope that you can walk with us and come to our parties and help us raise lots of money for diabetes research. Together we can all raise a ton of money! My name is Josh Melby and I approve this message. Thank-you!
The walk is Sunday October 2nd at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis. We will have our traditional Saturday party (an all day Open House) AND a post-walk party/BBQ at our house on Sunday. Please come join us for the walk and both parties! Also, every dollar you donate helps and is very much appreciated by our family. Please donate as much as you can and come walk with Josh's Jammers!
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).