Dear Family and Friends!
Welcome to our Prince Family JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page! Our team name, as chosen by Shelby, is LIVABETES!
Shelby and Matthew both have type 1 diabetes (T1D). Matthew was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, at the age of 37. Shelby was diagnosed six months later on March 25, 2009, at the age of 4 1/2. We have no known family history of T1D.
Matthew and Shelby have their own exclusive club called the Sucky Pancreas Club. We are hoping, with your help, to put an end to T1D and start a new club called the Awesome Pancreas Club. You would all be honorary members!!!
There are simply not enough words to express how badly we want a cure for T1D. T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure. It is a 24/7 disease.
Shelby and Matthew, and all those with T1D, must carefully balance insulin doses (either by injections multiple times a day or continuous infusion through a pump) with eating and other activities throughout the day and night. They must also measure their blood-glucose level by pricking their fingers for blood six or more times a day. Despite this constant attention, people with T1D still run the risk of dangerous high or low blood-glucose levels, both of which can be life threatening.
Our family is taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Our team goal for the JDRF Milwaukee Zoo Walk to Cure Diabetes is $3,000.00. The walk is Saturday, September 14th. We would love to have you join us as we walk to cure T1D!!!
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Adam & Sam Arnold
Beth & Mike Houlihan
John & Nancy Rupke
Mark and Val Westhoff
Mr. Meow Westhoff
Ms. Helena Prince
Ms. Jodi Prince
pappy and gigi
Stacey, Shane, Charlie, Seth & Caleb
The Dudor Famly
The Harron Family
The Loveall Family