Saturday, May 31, 2008

Our Annual Walk for the Cause

I thought I'd take a moment from wondering where Mr. Obama will get his spiritual advice now to beg for a bit of help. Tomorrow, June 1, we will be walking in support of my son, Sean, at the Virginia Walk for the Cure.

This is our seventh walk, and I'm pleased to say that Sean is a healthy, normal 8-year old. The biggest differences are that (1) he gets to carry around a "cell phone", which is his insulin pump; (2) when he eats us out of house and home, the total devastation of our pantry is measured in grams of carbohydrate; and (3) "sick days" are a little more adventurous for us than for many parents.

So once a year, we need and ask for your help. Help Team Sean support the JDRF mission by donating. Here is the link:


JDRF was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with type 1 diabetes - a disease that strikes children, adolescents, and adults suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Since inception, JDRF has provided more than $1 billion to diabetes research worldwide. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education. JDRF's mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

As always, thanks!

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