Walking For A Cure: My Daughter's Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

On Saturday morning, October 20th, my family will be participating in the JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes.  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation funds research towards better treatments and towards a cure for people with Type 1 Diabetes.

Lots of things in life are hard when you have diabetes. Here are my top 10 reasons why I want to get rid of it:

1.       I have to visit the nurse at school all the time.

2.       I have to carry around all my supplies everywhere I go.

3.       I can only eat candy on special occasions or when I’m low.

4.       When I’m eating, I have to keep track of all the food I eat so we can bolus insulin for it.

5.       I can only drink juice when I am low.

6.       I have to be cautious about what I do and when.

7.       Sometimes I can’t do things other kids can because of my blood sugar.

8.       I know that lots of other people around the world are going through the same thing I am, and I want them to know they are being thought about and cared about.

9.       Lots of people don’t understand what many people all over the world are going through.

10.   Some people don’t really think about all the people all around the world and don’t realize that donating to the cause (JDRF) could help find a cure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you’d like to walk with us, let us know.  It would be fun to have some friends there with us.

If you’re able to donate to our team, you can do that too!  Just click here.

Thank You,

 (My Anonymous Daughter)

Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on 12/21/02, when I was 13 months old


  1. We put together a family team for a JDRF walk and have about 50 people walking with us. I wasn't sure if we are supposed to supply the food and drinks for our walkers or if JDRF provides all that. We'll be walking this Saturday, November 14 so I'll need an answer pretty soon. Thanks!


    1. For every local walk we've done, JDRF has provided drinks and snacks, at least at the starting point of the walk and sometimes also at the halfway point. Have fun and raise lots of $!


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