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!
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).