Friday, October 9, 2009

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2009

Hi friends,

My annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is tomorrow. I am $150 from my goal...so if you can help out, in any amount, small or large, I would greatly appreciate it.

For those of you who haven't heard me talk about my niece, Sierra, she is 8 and was diagnose with Type 1 diabetes in 2005. She uses an insulin pump which reduces the number of pokes she gets, but she still has to endure 8-10 finger pokes a day. In just the short 4 years since she was diagnosed, she is already showing signs of kidney damage. She will now take a pill every night for the rest of her life as a result. We need a cure now. No one should have to go through this, much less an 8 year old who knows more about diabetes and taking care of herself than any 8 year old should. She is such a great kid, she even grew out her hair for over a year to donate to Locks of Love.

So, if you are interested, and can make a donation (I know times are tough) then I would greatly appreciate it, as will Sierra and her family. You can click here to make a donation. If you aren't able to make a donation, please if you could say some prayers for a cure being found, for Sierra's health, and for all the walkers tomorrow as it is supposed to be really cold and rainy while we walk...but unless its dangerous weather, we walk.

To see and read more about Sierra see these a post here and here

Thanks!!

1 comment:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Hugs and prayers for sure!!!! I'll check with James on payday, k???