Welcome to the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page for Hannah's Hope! Hannah is a sweet 8 year old girl who has a bright cheerful smile for everyone, is very smart, and is a very good friend. She also suffers from Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). That means that every single day, without fail, she must receive injections of insulin to live. She has endured thousands of finger pricks, wears an insulin pod with a long needle that stays imbedded in her arm or leg, has to calculate the carbohydrates in every single meal and snack she eats, and sometimes has to miss school and other activities -- or even get emergency medical care -- because of high and low blood sugar. Hannah has a great attitude, but we have hope that one day she will be able to live free of T1D.
We love Hannah, and many of us also have other friends or relatives with type 1 diabetes, so this cause strikes close to home for us. 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.
So, we're 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/or making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research to create a world without 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.
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.
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 can't walk with us, we would really appreciate it if you would make a donation in support of our team.
Thank you for your support!
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Josh & Angela
Miss Alexis Hornsby
Mr. Randy Alexander
Mrs. Laura Scott
Mrs. Lauren C Hornsby
Mrs. Martha Leticia Rocha
Mrs. Sara I Sommer
The Schnier Family