Team Captain
 
Ms. Kristen Raschello-Stankes
Ms. Kristen Raschello-Stankes
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Yale New Haven Health
JDRF One Walk, New Haven 2021

The Yale Diabetes Center is walking to help JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) and improve the lives of millions of people living with this disease, including myself. As a type 1 diabetic for 11 years, I have been extremely grateful to receive my care from the Pediatric Endocrinology Group at Yale. I am excited to be the team captain for the Yale Diabetes Center this year and fundraise for a cure!

 

The Yale Diabetes Center is committed to providing exceptional care to patients and pushing the frontiers in diabetes research. From the discovery of the insulin pump to current closed loop insulin delivery clinical trials, Yale Diabetes Center is devoted to being apart of the next milestone advancements in innovative diabetes care, and eventually curing this disease.


When you have T1D, your body stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Managing the disease is a constant struggle that involves monitoring your blood-sugar level, administering insulin, and carefully balancing these insulin doses with your eating and activity just to stay alive.

With T1D there are no days off and there is no cure. But there is hope.

I have created this fundraiser for my little brother, John. He was diagnosed with T1D at six-years-old. He and his wife recently welcomed their son in to the world. My brother recently began losing his eye-sight due to complications from T1D. I will raise donations in honor of my brother, in the hope that, someday, nobody will miss "seeing" their children grow up.


I love you Twin Co-Bruh! (This) is for you.


Will you join me, and the rest of us? Your fundraising or donation not only changes lives for people with T1D but joining JDRF One Walk will change your own life. The inspiration and fun you experience on that day will stick with you, and the pride you can take for your role will last a lifetime.

On behalf of my entire family, I thank you for your support.

Our Miles Towards Mission

We're walking to power more research, enable more advocacy and fund more support for the 1.6 million Americans living with T1D.

 
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Yale New Haven Health
JDRF One Walk, New Haven 2021

Your support will help fund life-changing research and create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).

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