Ainslee and I are running in the "Pell Bridge Run" over the Newport Bridge in November. We are really excited to be doing this and thrilled that all of our registration and donations can benefit the charity of our choice. Naturally, we chose JDRF.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a disease that affects millions of people, including my daughter, Ainslee. She was diagnosed on her 4th birthday, but even then it didn't slow her down. Now she plays year round on a challenge soccer team and a travel basketball team. She tests her blood sugar upwards of 12 times a day and sometimes 5-10 times during a game. She is dilligent and responsible, always making sure she has some quick form of sugar to keep her blood sugar from dropping so she can play; and wearing an insulin pump in all her games to be sure her blood sugar does not go too high. That is more than most adults can manage and not fair for a 10 year old to have to handle. That is why JDRF and a cure is so important to us.
JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure. Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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