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Gregory Amend - JDRF | 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

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BENEFITING: JDRF

EVENT: JDRF | 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Greg Amend

THE STORY:

Hello!

I've imagined running the marathon but never did anything about it. A friend mentioned I could run for charity and for a charity that is near and dear to me: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). I've been a Type 1 Diabetic for 28 years and while I am in perfect health thank you very much (physically at least) it would be incredible for me and many others to be able to say "see ya!" to this deal.

Type 1 Diabetes (previously known as Juvenile Diabetes) is a life-threatening and chronic autoimmune disease typically diagnosed in children and young adults. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease; the remaining have the more common Type 2. Type 1 can occur at anytime. No one truly knows what causes it to strike; there is no known treatment for prevention and no cure.

In Type 1 Diabetes, the pancreas does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. Without insulin the glucose remains in the bloodstream. Left untreated this leads to severe complications like nerve damage, blindness, heart disease and death. Without a working pancreas to do the job it's up to the diabetic to keep his/her blood sugar levels in the correct range.

In the last 25 years treatment options and hardware have improved so much and vastly transformed how the condition is managed. I used to take up to 5 injections a day but today wear a pump and a continuous glucose monitor which have been life changing. Even so, there are many challenges that are simply put: a pain in the ass. Out of pocket costs, piles of supplies, high and low blood sugars, managing exercise and stress, questions like will I go blind? will I have nerve damage in my feet? You know, fun, sexy stuff like that. I've talked to other diabetics and their stories are all the same.

I'd be so grateful if you supported me and the JDRF for a cure!

Thank you!  

Best,

Greg 

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152% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Ed, Kris & kids.

Ed, Kris & kids.

DONATION: $50

Good luck today! 2 years ago

Elizabeth Fraser

Elizabeth Fraser

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Heather

Heather "five dolla."

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

George DeMarco & Andy Monroe

George DeMarco & Andy Monroe

DONATION: $50

Love that you are pushing yourself and pushing for a cure to Juvenile Diabetes - Congrats! 2 years ago

The Spencer-Brousseaus

The Spencer-Brousseaus

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Paul and David

Paul and David

DONATION: $100

So proud of you for living proudly with T1 and for caring about others 2 years ago

Jonathan

Jonathan

Love you Gregory! 2 years ago

Robbie Magat

Robbie Magat

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MaryAnn Lunniss

MaryAnn Lunniss

DONATION: $100

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Margie Ubriaco

Margie Ubriaco

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Greg! In loving memory of my Mom, Rita Edwards 2 years ago