Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page! We are taking the steps to help achieve JDRF?s mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
The money our JDRF Walk Team raises will go directly to support this life-changing research.
The JDRF Walk is a fantastic way to make a difference in the millions of lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes. For at least that one day, they will look around and see all the support they have from their friends, family and community.On Walk Day, everyone can have fun and celebrate how much closer to a cure we are because of their efforts.
Each member of our team is already hard at work in their fundraising. If you have taken time to visit our team page today, we ask that you consider making a donation or joining our team. To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button at the top of this page or if you would like to make your gift to one of the team members please click on their name below. To join our team, click the join team link below.
As most of you know, and some of you may not. My daughter Dessiah was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes January 2010. This past year has been filled with alot of changes in our lives. Even with all these changes I feel that we are truly lucky with how Dessiah handled it all. She was 8 years old when we got the devastating news but over these past years I have been nothing but amazed at the level of maturity she has showed with everything that she goes through on a daily basis. There are days when everything doesnt go so well for her but through it all she keeps a positive attitude. At 11 years old she now knows how to count Carbs, she checks her own blood sugar levels and is very aware how diet and exercise will affect her health. She gives herself 4 shots a day without complaining or whining. She just says " mom its for the rest of my life, so I need to learn everything about it." Dessiah works extremely hard to keep her sugar levels under control, even though she cant eat what all her friends are eating. She is way beyond her years and everyday makes me proud to be her mommy. This is why JDRF is very important to our family, they have so many resources that help make her life easier living with Diabetes. We pray that one day she will be cured from Diabetes...but we also know that you have to make others aware of what children are going through. Dessiah says that this walk is not for her...she wants to walk for a cure so that no other kids have to go through what she goes through everyday. So all we ask is that you Walk with us...or Donate to the Cause. Help us find a Cure! We are DeeDee's Rockstars!
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