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Kate is Running the NYC Marathon for the JDRF

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November 08, 2016

Next time someone asks, I can say that I have run a marathon.  On Sunday, I ran through the five boroughs of NYC and discovered what an incredible  See more

BENEFITING: JDRF

EVENT: JDRF | 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Kate Linebaugh Ortolani

THE STORY:

When our one-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2012, we knew we were lucky in an unlucky way. We caught his diabetes before he was very sick.

Many aren't so lucky.

As well-known as Type 1 diabetes is, it still gets missed or misdiagnosed to fatal consequences. Eleven-year-old Angela Elizabeth Robinson of Murfreesboro, Tenn. died from misdiagnosis. This is not acceptable.  

Type 1 is a manageable condition with effective treatments. Its symptoms are thirst, urination, lethary, and a sweet smell on the breath. A blood sugar test is simple.  

Enzo is still lucky. He has the best diabetes technology, great insurance, wonderful doctors and parents devoted to his health. He is a thriving six-year-old interested in Star Wars, swimming, Greek myths and ... Star Wars.  

While managable (a word I loathe), Type 1 is not easy. It takes constant vigilance -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It has short-term and long-term consequences. For the four years , there isn't a night that I don't wake up to check on him. There isn't a day when his blood sugars have been perfectly normal. 

I am running the TCS New York City Marathon in 2016 to raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes and raise funds for the JDRF which supports the development of new technologies, and researches cures so there can be a world without Type 1, so we never have to see "died from complications of Type 1 diabetes" in an obituary again. 

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126% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $4,415 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

1 year ago

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

1 year ago

Inspired Stranger

Inspired Stranger

Kate, I ran across your story in the WSJ about your father's journey along with your personal journey...NYC was my fifth after starting running late in life for my own health reasons. So thanks for your writing, sharing your story, and raising money for a worthy cause. Best to you and your family. John 1 year ago

Dana & Faye Waterman

Dana & Faye Waterman

for Enzo 2 years ago

Susanna Margolis

Susanna Margolis

2 years ago

The Trementozzis

The Trementozzis

2 years ago

Carolyn Kott Washburne

Carolyn Kott Washburne

2 years ago

Ruth Gillespie

Ruth Gillespie

2 years ago

MCH Fans of Phil

MCH Fans of Phil

In memory of Phil 2 years ago

 Bethia Waterman

Bethia Waterman

Remembering Phil and his commitment, Alex, Peter and the Harper Rowley Pacers! 2 years ago