BENEFITING: Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi
Cylliah was born on October 29,2002. It was immediately after birth that the doctors discovered some medical issues with her and she was flown to Ochsners in New Orleans, La. It was shortly after all the test that she was diagnosed with VATER syndrome. She has multiple issues and has had several surgeries. Cylliah is 13 years old now and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 10. Cylliah was born with one kidney as well, which is very terrible when having T1D. We love our baby and that is why we have to keep fighting for a cure. It is very hard living with this disease. Pricking your finger and shooting insulin into your body all day everyday. Please donate and walk with us to find a cure for this disease. Our children deserve a normal life!
We're helping create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) where no one has to fear developing this serious autoimmune disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and/or making a donation, you can be part of the effort to improve the lives of millions of people affected by this chronic disease!!.
In T1D, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. Managing T1D requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference in your community by joining us? Just click “Join This Team” to become a team member and start fundraising. Or click “Donate to This Team” to make a donation.