On May 15th, Kara Schuh will be walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Reasearch Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes. Kara will be walking to support her friend/client’s son, Eli, who is six years old and was just diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes this past November. With all of our support, hopefully they can find a cure for Eli!
Here is a letter Eli has written, asking for our support:
Hello! I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on November 2, 2009. This will be my first year participating in JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $100 million. My mom, dad, many other family members, and friends will be walking by my side to help me find my cure for diabetes. Each day I have to receive a minimum of 4 injections along with at least 4 finger pokes to figure out my blood sugar levels. With your support, they will hopefully find a cure in my lifetime, and I won’t have to go through these shots every day!
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. For the first time, scientists are predicting that we CAN expect to see a cure will within our lifetime!
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won’t you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together we can make the cure a reality!
Thank you so much for any help you can provide.
If you would like give a donation, please write a check to JDRF, stop in at Grassroots and you can leave it with Kara Schuh, stylist. Thanks for your support.