I really dropped the ball with Joey’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. It’s October 17th, and I just started fundraising for it. I’m using different techniques to grab peoples attention, because I’m sure that I have tried everything over the past 7 years! So over the next 9 days, you’ll hear from me many times.
We got involved with JDRF’s Walk after Cooper was diagnosed. We wanted to do our part to find a cure for our grandson, then fast forward two years to 2009 and Joey is diagnosed with the disease. Really odd since we never had anyone else in the family with type 1, or so we thought. Turns out that I have a first cousin with type 1 diabetes. It makes me wonder a lot about type 1 being hereditary, which is another reason that we fund-raise, there are so many unanswered questions regrading diabetes and the money goes to research as well as programs for adults, camp Lakota for kids, Family Link events, and so much more.
Please consider donating to Joey’s walk page, he certainly has done his part to raise awareness about the symptoms, as well as helped other kids that weren’t so confident realize that type 1 diabetes doesn’t define them, that they just have to manage it. His platform was to inspire kids to be up front and honest about type 1 with their friends, it wasn’t anything to be embarrassed about. He also inspired kids to reach for the stars and do whatever they wanted to do, don’t let type 1 diabetes get in the way of their dreams. He plays multiple sports, he just manages his blood sugar by testing often before, during and after his games.
I am so proud of Joey for all of the work that he has done with the American Diabetes Association and Novo Nordisk, all in an effort to help in the quest of a cure.
Here is Joey’s page, please donate whatever amount you can, we’ll get there one dollar at a time.