Saturday, September 12, 2009

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2009

It's that time of year again when my family and I participate in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. My 8 year old niece, Sierra, was diagnosed in April of 2005. She has been forced to grow up way too fast, to know things she shouldn't have to worry about and to have to pay attention to everything she eats and how she feels. I am brokenhearted to report that in just the time since she was diagnosed, she has already had damage done to her kidneys. Now, on top of finger pricks and using her pump, she has to take a pill, every day for the rest of her life until there is a cure.

Sierra never ceases to amaze me. This year, she grew her hair out so that she could donate it to Locks of Love. How cool is she?!?!

I was watching Dr. Oz on Oprah just last week, and he was talking about all the gains that have been made in research in the last few years. He said that he believes that we are within single digit years of finding a cure for diabetes. I sat on the couch after he said that and cried and prayed.

I am walking to show my support, honor Sierra in her fight and raise money for research. If you are able to give, please go here to donate!! If you are not able to give, if you could please pray and root our team on I would greatly appreciate that too!!! Thanks!!!

1 comment:

Christi said...

What an amazing little girl! I'll have to see how Todd's paycheck is but if I have enough I will definitely donate and you've got my prayers too. :)