Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Do it for the kids....

On Sunday, June 3, 2007, our family will be walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes, starting from INOVA Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, VA. You may know that our 7-year-old son, Sean, was diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes in October 2001 when he was just 21 months old. Besides closely monitoring his diet and exercise, we must test Sean's blood sugar levels with finger pricks about ten times a day and throughout the night. This has been true every single day of the last 5 and a half years. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula for managing diabetes, since too many variables ALL have an impact on blood sugar at the same time. The last 5 years have been a long, tough road, and we would love to spare others from this path by finding a cure. Children with Type 1 Diabetes are insulin-dependent for life: they will not outgrow Type 1 Diabetes and cannot take pills to treat this disease, so therefore the regimen described above must continue until a cure is found.

Our family would love your help and support in finding a cure for this disease. We have established a Walk Team called Team Sean, and our goal is to walk together with our friends in support of this cause and to raise at least $2,000. We know we can reach these goals, and would appreciate your help...

Make a generous, tax-deductible contribution in support of Team Sean via cash, check or credit card. Any amount is welcome and appreciated. 85% of your donation to JDRF goes directly to Diabetes research and education. This is one of the highest percentages for any research-dedicated charity! To contribute via credit card, please visit our personal JDRF web page at

Thanks to all of you for your support… past and present! With gratitude,


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