My most important job is being a mom to my two boys (see the picture above). Something happens when you become a parent. Your heart grows bigger than you ever thought was imaginable, and you love your children more than life itself.
Then I met Henry's mom, and I heard her story of how her 4-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). I heard her voice crack when she learned that the diagnosis was forever. I wanted to hug her and tell her everything would be alright, but I really didn't understand T1D. I wanted to do something to help families like Henry's, and the numerous other children and parents who cope with T1D everyday and forever.
I may not have the right words, but I can give, fundraise, and walk. Would you consider donating or joining my team?
Donations fund research for a cure, support for Triangle area families, and care packages like Rufus the bear (photo above) that teaches kids to give themselves insulin shots.
Learn about T1D:
When you have T1D, your body stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Even with the most vigilant disease management, a significant portion of your day will be spent with high or low blood-sugar levels, which can lead to unpleasant short-term side effects and even long-term complications like kidney failure, heart attack and blindness.
With T1D there are no days off and there is no cure. But there is hope.
You’re part of that hope. By donating you can support life-changing research that helps people with T1D live healthier and longer, until a cure is found.
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).