Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Corin Thunderfist was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on November 13, 2012 at the tender age of two. After months of weight loss and loss of apitite we fatefully took a risk and talked to the doctor to find that he had a blood sugar reading of 489. The next four days were spent in the hospital learning about a new way of life. Over the past year Corin has had to change everything he knew about food and his body with multiple daily injections, finger pricks and constant watch over his food intake and daily routine to care for his disease. As we have learned more about this disease we have also learned the great need for support and a cure – a cure that could drastically and forever change his life. JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is an organization that is committed to research for a cure and also provides support for Corin and his family.
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 Walk to Cure Diabetes 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!
|Corin Thunder Fist||Raised|
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Dan and Judia Foreman
Dave and Lynne Laton
Jenny and Glenn Dunn
Maggie and Pops
Mr. Byron Craig Moreland
Rich, Suzy, Matt & Melissa
Russ & Ginger Knowles
Uncle Phil, Aunt Bre, & Ash