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Team JDRF LA Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: JDRF

ORGANIZER: JDRF

EVENT: ASICS LA Marathon 2013

EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2013

Katie Donovan

THE STORY:

"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up."- Dean Karnazes.....

Dear Friends and Family!

I am running the Los Angeles Marathon on March 17th, 2013 in an effort to raise money in support of Jonathan Platt. Jonathan is a nine year old with type 1 diabetes. 

Jonathan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 3 years ago; October 12, 2009. Prior to his diagnosis Jonathan had been uncharacteristically lethargic, irritable, had extreme thirst, excessive urination and relapsed into bed-wetting.  Jonathan was 6 years old and had just started kindergarten.  I know the Platt family personally. I remember the day Jonathan was diagnosed. I will never forget that day. Jonathan's diagnosis was devastating. The Platt's have managed Jonathan's disease with courage and strength and to an outsider you would have no idea of the trials they incur on a daily basis. Jonathan is a great kid with an incredible burden. I can help. The money I raise will help find a cure for this disease in Jonathan's lifetime.    Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas.  You are insulin dependent for life.  With out insulin you would die.  With type 1 diabetes you are also at a higher risk for complications such as blindness, amputation, heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. 

A typical day for Jonathan includes all of his food being measured and carbohydrates calculated.  Jonathan checks his blood sugar between 5 – 7 times throughout the day and 3 times during the night by us.  A blood sugar check requires a needle prick to a finger each time, which is 10 pricks a day! Delivery of insulin is through an insulin pump that is attached by a catheter to his rear.  The insulin pump is always connected to his body and is only to be taken off due to a catheter site change and when he bathes.  Jonathan and his family work hard everyday to manage this disease. 

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) was founded in 1970 by a group of parents of children with type 1 diabetes who were dedicated to finding a cure.  Today, JDRF in an international organization with volunteers (parents and type 1’s themselves) who are still the driving force behind the Foundation. JDRF was just recognized in the November 2012 edition of Forbes Magazine as an all star charity with a top five position as one of the most efficient non-profits in the United States.  

I ask you to please donate by clicking the big orange DONATE button. Next year maybe go one step farther and JOIN THE TEAM. Running a marathon is a life changing experience in itself, and running it for people and a cause that you love is on an entire different level. Each penny raised gets me running a bit faster, up every morning as the sun rises for lengthy runs and most importantly gets us MUCH closer to finding a cure. 

Thank you for your support!

Click here to visit the JDRF website.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,176

MONEY RAISED
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  • Katie Donovan

    $100

  • Kara Foley

    $20

  • Pete Lloyd

    $20

  • D :-)

    $100

  • Jen Hitchcock

    $50

  • Harinder Rana

    $100

  • GS

    $100

  • astrid and sam

     

  • Dean & Sharon

    $100

  • Platt Family

    $500

  • Kim Rocque

    $20

  • Marc Wilson

    $50

  • Anne Preven

    $100

  • Gabi Kochlani

    $50

  • Run Katie Run!

    $25

  • Madrid Family

    $200

  • Kates Robinson

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Laura Wright

    $25

  • Kalli Clark Sternberg

    $25

  • Loren & Felicia Barton

    $100

  • PLK

    $100

  • Jeff Gordon

    $26

  • Stairway Entertainment

    $50

  • Ian McEvily

    $50

  • Maureen McDonald

    $200

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73% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,176 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Katie Donovan

Amount Raised

$2,176

 

73% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Vandana Sreshta

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

JDRF

Amount Raised

$0

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Ofelia Parada

Amount Raised

$0

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Diana Becerra

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Maureen McDonald

Maureen McDonald

DONATION: $200

For Hannah and Allie. Two young, beautiful girls with type 1. 5 years ago

Ian McEvily

Ian McEvily

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Stairway Entertainment

Stairway Entertainment

DONATION: $50

Good luck Katie! 5 years ago

Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon

DONATION: $26

Great cause Katie! 5 years ago

PLK

PLK

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Loren & Felicia Barton

Loren & Felicia Barton

DONATION: $100

You rock Katie...thanks for your work towards a cure!! 5 years ago

Kalli Clark Sternberg

Kalli Clark Sternberg

DONATION: $25

Go Katie! 5 years ago

Laura Wright

Laura Wright

DONATION: $25

Gooo Katie gooo! Proud of you girl! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Kates Robinson

Kates Robinson

DONATION: $20

Good Luck!! 5 years ago