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Beyond Type 1

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Hi Everyone!
September 09, 2016

Thanks so much for visiting my page and donating to such a great cause. As you may or may not know, I've been a type 1 diabetic for almost 14  See more
Lauren Solomon

THE STORY:

Beyond Type 1 wrote -

Beyond Type 1 is a new brand of philanthropy leveraging the power of social media and technology, changing what it means to live with a chronic disease. By educating the global community about this autoimmune disease, as well as providing resources and support for those living with Type 1, we will bridge the gap from diagnosis to cure, empowering people to both live well today and funding a better tomorrow. We are here to disrupt diabetes. 

EIN: 47-3336640 • http://www.beyondtype1.org

Lauren wrote-

Thank you for visiting my page! Every donation makes a difference, whether it be big or small. For those of you who may not know, here is my type 1 story:

When I was six years old, my mother knew something wasn't right with me. After weeks of serious weight loss, fequently going to the bathroom (and even one bed wetting!), and a tiredness that took over my whole body, she took me to the doctor. Little did I know that a few hours later, I would end up in the emergency room of Children's Hospital being told I was diabetic. I saw my mom cry as my young mind tried to understand what was happening. Was I going to die? That was the first question I asked. After a little bit of Diabetes 101, and a whole lot of love from my family, friends, and the doctors and nurses that took care of me, I was a first grade carb-counting finger-pricking pro. The only problem was that I soon realized I was the only one of my kind at my school. No other kids were getting daily shots or counting carbohydrates. No kid even knew what a carbohydrate (or diabetes for that matter) was.

Luckily, with organizations like Beyond Type 1, people are becoming more and more familiar with type 1 diabetes. And with amount of medical breakthoughs in diabetic technology, the cure is near. I'm asking you to donate, simply so that one day, children will never have to feel alone. They will never have to experience a high or a low bloodsugar. And one day, if I'm lucky enough, maybe I will no longer have to experience them either.

Thank you so much!

$625

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Roni

    $50

  • Karrie Dolan

    $200

  • Grandma

    $100

  • Susan Kolic

    $100

  • Amanda

    $25

  • Sadie & KitKat

    $25

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125% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $451,390 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Beyond Type 1

Amount Raised

$64,447

 

6% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

DKA Awareness

Amount Raised

$58,443

Fundraiser Title

Nic De Baubigny

Amount Raised

$36,368

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The DeNiro Family

Amount Raised

$35,400

 

136% Raised of $26,000 Goal

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Charlize McCarter

Amount Raised

$32,170

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Jennifer & John Nordstrom

Amount Raised

$31,850

 

64% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Sarah Lucas

Amount Raised

$30,325

Fundraiser Title

Lola the Frenchie

Amount Raised

$26,136

 

105% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sadie & KitKat

Sadie & KitKat

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Amanda

Amanda

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Susan Kolic

Susan Kolic

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Grandma

Grandma

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Karrie Dolan

Karrie Dolan

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Roni

Roni

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $100

Your courage and strength through the years has been an inspiration to both of us. We can only pray that your dream of one day never having to worry about a blood sugar level will come true! 1 year ago