Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. When our nephew (and cousin, to the littles) was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes this year, at the age of 3, we were in utter disbelief. It really hit home to us that ANYONE is susceptible to this terrible disease! To see Ezra, this lively and active little boy who is only 3 months older than our son, have his life so rudely interrupted was shocking. The effects on not only little Ez, but also on his entire family have been overwhelming, to say the least. Hours of training, constant supervision, and preparation just to run errands are only a few of the major life changes that have gone on in the last months as they deal with this diagnosis. 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.
Type 1 diabetes 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.
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.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease. Injections are required just so Ezra is able to partake in s'mores with all the rest of his cousins and friends.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising. If you are unable to make it on "walking day" you can make a HUGE difference with your donation, as well! Please just go to my personal page (or any other member on our team, for that matter) and make a donation! The last request I have is for prayers for Ezra and his family; they need all the support and prayer that can be offered!
Thank you for your support, and hopefully we'll even see you on Walk day!
|Denotes a Team Captain|