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Amy Takacs





  • Claire Takacs, age 15, diagnosed April 7, 2009.

    Claire Takacs, age 15, diagnosed April 7, 2009.

I'm the take steps towards a cure type.

Welcome to Amy Takacs' Personal Page

On April 7, 2009, our lives changed. Our youngest daughter, Claire, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (Sudden Onset Juvenile Diabetes) - just a few weeks before her 6th birthday. With the symptoms of extreme thirst and frequent urination, we took her to the pediatrician thinking she had a urinary tract infection. Her blood glucose was over 450 (normal is 80 - 120). We were immediately sent to the hospital emergency room. During our two-night stay at the hospital, we were trained on our new way of life keeping Claire alive - daily insulin shots and finger pricks for the rest of her life.

Claire now wears an insulin pump... this is her life support, NOT A CURE.

Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.

There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.

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 for our Claire and other Type 1 Diabetics!

Thank you for your support!

Warren and Amy Takacs

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Date and time

October 27, 2018
Check-in: 9:00 AM
Starts: 10:00 AM
Length of walk: 2 Miles


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