Hi! My name is NIjahlay Bey, but you can call me Nijah for short. When I was six years old I remember becoming very very sick and having to get rushed to the hospital and staying there with my mommy for five whole days! After the doctors made me feel all better, I was okay to go home but my life would not be the same because I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes(formally juvenile diabetes). I now have to prick my fingers lots and lots of times a day to check my blood sugar so I wont become sick again, and make sure my blood levels are normal. Every day, six whole times a day, my mommy also has to give me insulin shots because my body doesn't produce insulin like yours does, and thats the hard part. I am now eight and a half years old so i've gotten use to it, but I do have one big wish. My biggest wish in the world is that me and all the kids like me will one day say that they used to have diabetes but now we are all cured! That would be really terrific, but to make that possible, we'll need all the help we can get. So please, donate to my fundraiser for JDRF(Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) so we can help find a cure together!