Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bekah's Bountiful Bunch

Since Bekah's diagnosis I have wanted to get involved in finding a cure. From the JDRF website: "The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump - each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation."

The walk for the Portland area is on October 3,2010. I will be there to walk for my daughter and the many other families who suffer with T1D. Visit our support page

I figured it was best to get an early start so we could build a team and get some money raised for this great organization.

Heidi =)

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it ~Psalm 118:24

1 comment:

  1. That is wonderful that you are going to be walking with JDRF. Our family has walked two years in a row since my first daughter was diagnosed and it has been a great blessing and a lot of fun!

    Now that both of my girls have type 1 diabetes we are more motivated then ever to do our part to raise not only money but raise awareness too.

    Good luck to you and your family!!!