We were so sad when we found out that Emma, our 18 year old daughter, developed the early stages of type 1 diabetes last year. Her blood sugar has been gradually increasing over the last six months. Emma just started needing daily insulin injections as she has multiple antibodies that attack her body's insulin-producing cells. She will eventually need constant monitoring of her blood sugar as well as an insulin pump for the rest of her life.
Emma is a 4.0 student who recently graduated from Trinity Prep and will be attending Cornell University in the fall to study computer science. She is a gifted artist with a great sense of humor and is a caring and giving young woman. We are very proud of her accomplishments, but especially of how well she is dealing with making the daily changes in her life necessary to help keep her blood sugar under control.
This November, I will be running the New York City Marathon in honor of Emma, as well as the over one million type 1 diabetics in the U.S. I will be raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help them search for a cure for this difficult disease. Please help me by donating here to this very worthwhile organization. My family and I are very grateful for your support. Thank you!