On October 19, 2014our familywill be walking once again in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Many of you know,we have a personal connection with type 1diabetes (T1D) that affects millionsof children and adults. Ourdaughter,Kaley,was diagnosed with T1D almost 8years ago..
As you are aware, this diagnosis ofT1D has changed all of our lives forever. Each year we have shared with youupdates and changes with our journey. In August Kaley started her freshman yearat Eastern CT State University.Sheis happy, has met lots of great people, is playing soccer and is enjoying herclasses. We want more than anything for Kaley to feel as normal as possible andpart of the college community just like any other parent of a college studentwants.However, we have a constant worry,a worry if she will to drop low in the middle of the night and no one will beaware.The adjustment of leaving home,starting college, and dealing with diabetes without the support of family, ordoctor nearby is a struggle. Over these past 8 years as a family we have facedmany challenges and within the whirlwind of those emotions, we understood thateducation is and always will be the key to a successful diabetes management.
The 2014 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes isgoing to take place at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts.We are asking you to help us raise money todefeat diabetes and to get rid of this horrible disease.On Sunday, October 19th, we will be walkingwith other families of children with diabetes to raise money to research for acure.To join our team “ Kaley &Kompany” and walk with us Sunday, October 19th, call me at 860-741-7734 orcheck out the website at http://walk.jdrf.org and indicate that you would liketo walk “Kaley & Kompany”.If youare not able to walk with us but would be willing to sponsor our team, pleaseconsider making a donation.Every littlebit will help and 80% of all donations go directly to fund the research for acure.
Donations can easily be made athttp://walk.jdrf.org and indicate that you would like to sponsor team “Kaley& Kompany”.Checks made out to JDRFcan be mailed to Kaley & Kompany at 27 Foxcroft Rd., Enfield, CT 06082.Every dollar raised brings us closer to acure not only for Kaley but the thousands of other children out there.
Thank you for caring.
The Kennedy Family (Angel, Michael,Kaley, Ashley & Michael)