Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WBWW ~ Walk for JD

I am walking to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes.
JD, the son of a friend of mine was diagnosed with Type 1, Juvenile Diabetes, in January 2005. Since then his family has walked in the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. I have walked 3 of the 4 times (I have a good excuse to miss the one, I was 7.5 months pregnant... with Twins.)
Well, guess what? It's that time of year again when we gear up for the JDRF annual Walk to Cure Diabeteshis diabetes. He is insulin dependent and has been on pump therapy for 4 years and it hasn't slowed him down a bit. He has continued to participate in gymnastics, soccer and baseball. JD was even able to attend golf camp and spend a week with his grandparents this summer. Along with his family, I am dedicated to helping find a cure for JD and the best way is through the annual walk. Since his diagnosis in 2005, JD has made great strides in controlling alk. Last year our team, JD's All-Stars, increased and we were able to exceed our team goal! This year, we would like to at least match that amount of $3000!! You can join the effort by clicking here and sending a tax deductible donation via credit card. I also have the button on the right of my blog. I have set my personal goal at $100.00

Here are a couple pictures of JD and Delaney

For more stories, head over to 7 Clown Circus for Wordful Wednesday and for more pictures, head over to Twinfatuation for Way Back Whens-day :)
Fun, fun, fun for EVERYONE!


cat said...

What an amazing little boy! And great pictures of the two friends.

Alisha said...

What an amazing little guy! One of my best friends in elementary school had Type 1 diabetes. It's rough! Good for you for walking!

blueviolet said...

The kids are adorable! I think it's wonderful that you're walking in the fundraiser.

MyLinda said...

Visiting from WBW. What a great way to show your support for your friend and her son! We walk in the Down Syndrome walk every year with one of my friends in honor of her children!

Cheryl Lage said...

Precious pictures and a precious spirit in your family. (Our Sarah was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 2, and the diagnosis was later retracted...LONG story, but I so empathize and feel for families experiencing Type 1 diabetes.)

Thanks so much for playing along with Way Back When-esday---great having you on the reverie road with us, Terri!