From my friend Kristi:
Juvenile Diabetes affects the lives of an estimated 1.7 million Americans, drastically reducing their average life span by fifteen years. Children with Type 1 diabetes are insulin-dependent for life and require daily multiple insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump just to stay alive. Children with Type 1 diabetes and their families are in a constant struggle to manage blood-sugar levels with 8 or more daily finger pricks to test blood, multiple insulin injections or insulin-pump monitoring, and careful monitoring of exercise and food intake. Insulin is not a cure. It only allows our child to stay alive!
You can help find a cure! Kristi and her daughter Hayleigh are raising money for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). They are taking donations for their participation in the Walk to Cure Diabetes in Arizona on October 30. PLEASE go to their site and donate what you can! They're still $640 shy of their goal and have less than three weeks to make it before the walk. Here's the site to donate.