We are participating in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes!
Philip is an amazing young boy of 14. He plays baseball as much as he possibly can and loves the Red Sox. Philips's all star team won the State 11U Championship in 2012 and the 2013 Western Mass 12U State Championship in Marlborough Mass, which earned them a trip to the New England Regional!
Philip was diagnosed when he was only 7 years old. I have watched him struggle with finger sticks 5+ times a day, shots, learning to use an insulin pump, high sugars, low sugars etc...He can never take a day off and there is not a day that goes by that I don't worry. It effects his school, sports, time with friends, sleep overs, everything you can imagine. If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to our team fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help us make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Did you know that:
T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood 6 or more times a day?
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?
Thank you for your support!
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? All we need you to do is click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and begin fundraising. It’s simple, fast, and fun!
Thank you for your support, and we’ll see you on Walk day!