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Joslin Diabetes Center NYC Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Joslin Diabetes Center

ORGANIZER: Joslin Diabetes Center

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Lourdes Laguna

THE STORY:

At the age of 18, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. My blood sugar: 948. It is an understatement to say that my first experiences with diabetes management at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA, just a T ride away from my alma mater, Tufts University, delivered serenity to my new situation. With the support of doctors & staff at the Joslin Diabetes Center, I began my life as a T1D; because of them, I started it all with a sense of independence and comfort. They cared for me as if I was a family member. And they taught me to be an informed patient. And they even paid me to participate in studies that led me to monitor more closely and to the best A1C ever since diagnosis. Without them, I would not have survived such a drastic lifestyle change during my freshman year of college. In November (around the time of the NYC marathon), that will have been 13 years ago.

5 insulin pumps (including 3 replacement ones), thousands of test strips and 4 endocrinologists later, I stand proudly as a T1D and a runner. It took endless trials to become one; finding the right basal rate for runs, determining the best blood sugar for before and after a run, and problem solving every single low blood sugar that accompanied exercise. As a T1D runner, I'm obsessed with numbers, whether that be the amount of miles I run per year or my blood sugars before, during and after my runs. Thus far, I've run 4 half marathons and my first ever marathon (Oct 2015), the Marine Corps Marathon. 

I am honored to be a part of Team Joslin in this year's NYC Marathon! The funds raised by Team Joslin contribute to Joslin’s capacity to prevent, treat and cure diabetes through cutting-edge research, comprehensive patient care and pioneering education programs. Their dedication to diabetes since 1898 is admirable and worth the cause! 

#moremovementlessinsulin  #inTegr1tyD 

$2,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ida Habtemichael

    $50

  • Gail Packer & Warren Kaplan

    $54

  • Jessie Kaplan

     

  • Kish Rusek

    $50

  • Rubén

    $25

  • Manks

     

  • Sade C.

    $50

  • MW

    $25

  • Crystal

     

  • TBA

    $50

  • Nicole McDermott

     

  • Hadi the Baddy #t1d

     

  • Costel

    $10

  • Gabriela

    $25

  • Mindy and Steven

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alesha Hernandez

    $25

  • Tracey

    $25

  • Meghan Brown

    $25

  • Eleni Footman

    $10

  • Whitney Canon

    $50

  • Jess W

    $35

  • Epernay Kyles

    $100

  • J Green

     

  • Rebecca Barrientes

    $100

  • Rachel

     

  • Erica R.

    $25

  • Norma Canals

     

  • Marinela and Jose Laguna

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ginny & Charlie

    $50

  • Miceala Enix

    $10

  • Vanessa

    $100

  • Jamison Claxton

    $25

  • Vic

    $25

  • Kia Alston

    $25

  • Marisol

    $50

  • Alicia Campbell

    $25

  • Ashley

     

  • Candi ☥ ૐ Thomas

    $50

  • Henry, Carolina and Ana

    $50

  • Alina Russo

    $50

  • Ibtihaj

     

  • Aryna Battle

     

  • Lance MILLER

    $50

  • Friend of Mamash

     

  • Xemena

     

  • Kettia Demosthene

    $50

  • Devlin. Good luck!

    $20

  • Kelly

    $35

  • Fabi

     

  • Nicole McCree Chandler

    $100

  • Stephanie Allen

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ameka and Jahlil

    $25

  • Cherise Washington

     

  • Zaria

     

  • Aurelia Kyles and E V Booker

    $50

  • Jacqueline Lacey

    $25

  • Charlotte Kennedy

     

  • Anonymous

    $63

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100% Raised of$2,500 Goal

The Team: $36,966 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Chris Howard

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

150% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Balz and Simone Frei

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Durkin

Amount Raised

$3,396

 

113% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Fernandes

Amount Raised

$3,056

 

61% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allison Lewis

Amount Raised

$2,925

 

59% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carolyn Finch

Amount Raised

$2,525

 

101% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cheryl Vann

Amount Raised

$2,514

 

101% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

adam Cohen

Amount Raised

$2,500

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $63

Lourdes, you've worked hard! I wanted to help you reach your goal ð 2 years ago

Charlotte Kennedy

Charlotte Kennedy

Eppie Kyles Solicited Contribution 2 years ago

Jacqueline Lacey

Jacqueline Lacey

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Aurelia Kyles and E V Booker

Aurelia Kyles and E V Booker

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Zaria

Zaria

Congratulations on completing your marathon! You're such an inspiration! 2 years ago

Cherise Washington

Cherise Washington

2 years ago

Ameka and Jahlil

Ameka and Jahlil

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Stephanie Allen

Stephanie Allen

DONATION: $50

In support of my friend Lourdes Laguna! 2 years ago

Nicole McCree Chandler

Nicole McCree Chandler

DONATION: $100

In support of Lourdes 2 years ago