Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page!
"I am so happy that I just got on an insulin pump that will help me not have lows when I sleep so I won't die." Josh
I consider you a part of my Team - DIABETES BITES!
I have just registered for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk to Cure Diabetes.
The Walk takes place on April 12th, 2014, at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds and I'm writing to ask for your support. Consider raising some money and joining me to Walk (lots of free fun things for us kids to do!).
You don't have to WALK or LIVE HERE to donate. Even $5.00 makes a difference.I am asking you to consider donating money to help fund a cure as a virtual walker. Even $5.00 can make a difference.
Thank you for being a part of TEAM DIABETES BITES. Every dollar counts!
Message from Josh:
My name is Josh and I am 12 years old. I hate diabetes. It is the only thing I am allowed to HATE.
I hate that I have to test my blood 10x a day and I have an insulin pump attached to my body at all times to deliver insulin. I have to be woken up every night at 2:00 a.m. to test my blood so my blood sugars don't go so low that I go into a coma or die.
Help me FUND a cure by donating to My Team: Diabetes Bites. You don't have to WALK or LIVE HERE to donate. Even $5.00 makes a difference.
I don't want kids to have to live like I do. Since my diagnosis in 2007 I have tested my blood over 25,550 times.That means EACH finger has been pricked 2,555 times. Can you imagine what YOUR fingers would feel like?
If a cure isn't found can you do the math on how many I will have had done by the time I am 15? 30? 85?
Please don't feel safe that you don't have to worry about diabetes in your own life... we had no history of it. I pray no one in your family or any of your friend's families develops this serious disease.
PLEASE DONATE or JOIN Diabetes Bites and raise money to FUND A CURE!
p.s. If you want to walk with us, email my mom at email@example.com