Dear Family and Friends,
We're writing to ask for your support in a cause that is very close to our hearts. Most of you know that Aidan is a type 1 diabetic. In fact it was 2 years ago this week he was diagnosed.
This year we will all be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. JDRF's goal: To raise $105 million to further research in finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.
Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, and potentially deadly disease that affects millions of people-a large and growing percentage of them children. Many people think that type 1 diabetes can be controlled and/or cured with insulin. Unfortunately this is not the case. Insulin does help keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, but it is NOT a cure. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, and potentially fatal, complications caused by the disease..... that's the bad news.
The good news, though, is that a cure for type 1 diabetes is within reach. In fact, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date. And JDRF funds a major portion of all type 1 diabetes research worldwide, more than any other charity.
We're writing to ask you to consider supporting us in 1 of 3 ways.
The first, and most important is with prayer. Please pray that we win the battle with the insurance company and are able to get Aidan on a pump, this will help significantly in our ability to control his sugar levels. Pray that he continues to go about life healthy and happy, and that none of the complications associated with type 1 diabetes affect him. And finally pray that a cure is indeed found in his lifetime.
The second, if you live in, or around the Columbia area we would love for you to join us in the walk. It is to be held Saturday March 28th @10am. You can email me, or leave a comment if you'd like more information.
And the thirdly you can support us with resources. We'd ask you to consider making a donation to JDRF-every penny brings us one step closer to making the cure a reality.
Please visit our walk page if you'd like to make an online donation: http://walk.jdrf.org/walker.cfm?id=87294392
Thanks so much!
Darren, Lisa, Aidan and Asher