We want to start by thanking all of you who have chosen to support Trey's Avengers in the past! In the last four years, you have helped us raise over $63,000 to support research to treat and cure Type 1 diabetes! You guys are AWESOME!! As you know, Trey’s diagnosis came without warning and currently, without a cure. It was not caused by something he did or ate.Trey has been so amazing. Trey has learned to be an active, fun-loving boy of ten and at the same time manage a life-threatening chronic illness.
Thanks to technology advances developed through past research infinitives funded by the JDRF, Trey now wears two medical devices connected to his body through infusion sets at all times. His pump administers insulin to him 24 hours per day and helps give additional insulin for meals and snacks. His Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) measure his blood glucose constantly, allowing us to monitor his levels remotely from an iPhone (yes, that is very cool technology!!).
Although Trey still has many finger pricks per day, multiple infusion set insertions per week, has to count every card he eats and administer insulin for his meals, he an adventurous, happy and otherwise healthy, 11 year old boy. He excels in school and loves reading, math and science - future biologist or endocrinologist in the making perhaps! And he loves the great outdoors - rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and camping with his family. He has also enjoyed taking Piano this year and plays an excellent Imperial March. We are so proud that his Type 1 diagnosis has not slowed down his love of adventure.
Our family believes strongly in the JDRF mission and continues to be very involved with the Central Virginia JDRF chapter. Trey was once again chosen to be a Youth Ambassador at the JDRF Gala in 2017. He did amazing on stage in front of hundreds of people sharing his story. Our family volunteers at the gala, serves as the Mentor Chair for newly diagnosed families and occasionally speaks at JDRF events.
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is helping to accelerate diabetes research and we are closer to a cure than ever before. JDRF is the largest worldwide organization dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes. Over 80% of every dollar spent goes to research and education about research – since 1970 JDRF has provided more than $900 million dollars to diabetes research worldwide. That is why we have decided to join JDRF and help find a cure for diabetes.
In October we will again be participating in the JDRF One Walk here in Richmond, VA. Please help us make a difference for Trey and the millions of other children and adults living with Type 1 diabetes. Our team’s goal is to raise $10,000 before September 30th for diabetes research. Every dollar will help bring us one step closer to the cure. Thank you in advance for your support, we cannot put into words what it means to us!
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).