Robbie and I met in early 2012. 6 months later I convinced him to join me in the fight to cure Diabetes, get on his bike and ride 42 miles with me. He had one month to train. He jumped in and was actually my biggest cheerleader during the ride. This year we signed up to do the ride together. To find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, to find a cure for me.
This year will mark my 25th diaversery. 25 years of tears, shots, reactions, carb counting, finger pricking, sleepless nights, high blood sugars, hospital stays, needles, insulin pumps, cgms, A1C's, continuous doctor appointments, a very high risk pregancy, and all the moment by moment stress caused by this disease.
This disease is genetic and it normally affects young children and not because they are overweight! It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. My pancreas is broken because my body literally attacked itself.
Every Type 1 Diabetic has their own story and they are all worth listening to. We go through so much in 24 hours that a lot of people don't realize how much exactly it influences our day, our relationships, our life, our parenting, and just about anything else we try to do. We can not, even for a moment, forget about this disease.
People treat insulin like a cure. Insulin is not a cure! Seriously, let's cure this Diabetes thing!
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference!! Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality! We can cure this disease that leads us to low blood sugar attacks, organ failure, comas, and sometimes even death. Please help to support my goal. Do it for me or just do it for whomever you know that has had their lives turned around by Diabetes. Just Do It as Nike says!
Please, help us meet our goal of raising $5,000 to help find a cure. It's been long enough and has affected enough people in our lifetime! Thank you very much. You are truly appreciated. We hope to see you soon.
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Will I make it?
Everyone gets discouraged sometimes. Today, I feel this way. I came to the harsh realization that I still need to raise $1750 for this ride in about 2 1/2 months. Every dollar I have raised was totally worth every email, every Facebook post, every Instagram picture I uploaded- however, I just wish that I had a special way to inspire people.
Most people know of at least one person suffering from this disease. I just want a cure. I want to be able to wake up and not have to worry about feeding myself at 2am because my bloodsugar has dropped down to 39. Yes, this happened last night, and it happens more than I can count. I want to be able to truly believe that my boyfriend does not have to worry if I will be ok in the future. I don't want to have to experience one day not being able to see, like my Aunt Ellen, who has also been dealing with this disease for 30 years now. I just want a cure and I want one yesterday!
However, finding a cure takes money. It does. I wish that it didn't. I wish that some kind soul out there would just come up with a cure and not have to spend millions of dollars in research. My passion is to find a cure. Please help me. I have come so far already and don't want to give up. I'm so close to making the fundraising minimum yet so far away.
I can't do this without you... Please help me make it!
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