As many of you know in December 2013 we found out that my niece Addison, also known as AddieCakes, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The diagnosis was scary for all of us. Ben and Patricia are going through classes and Addie has had many doctors’ appointments to learn how to treat this disease. Addie is doing well. She has to test her sugar 5 times a day and she gets 4 shots insulin a day. She is so brave and so amazing! So this year when I heard about the Walk for Diabetes it clicked,
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. By joining our JDRF One Walk 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.
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.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!