My name is Rebecca (or Becca) and God has given me an amazing story.
Browse my website to learn more about me and Type 1 Diabetes.
I raise money for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). In 2007 I raised $5,000. I was amazed in 2008 that we raised nearly $8,000. In 2009 we raised over $14,000. I could have never imagined that in 2010, 2011 and 2012 we as a team raised $15,000 each year. 2013 brought in our biggest year ever - over $18,000. WOW, that's over $90,000 in just seven years. Amazing. Thank you everyone as I could not do this without you.
Those of us who have diabetes have to learn to accept our disease. If I had to get diabetes, I rejoice that I live in the United States in 2010. Only a hundred years ago, insulin treatment was non - existent. A standard treatment was starvation. Only 50 years ago, there was no way for people to check their own blood sugars and then to be able to treat them precisely. Only 25 years ago, there were virtually no diabetic pumps. And, even today, in most countries of the world, these things are not available to children with diabetes.
How grateful I am to be in this time and in this place. Many people who have diabetes do not have access to good doctors and medical equipment. Many children do not have parents, siblings, family and friends to surround them with love and support and care and help. How grateful I am to be in this time and place.
How grateful I am for medical research, a loving family and God watching over me!
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes,
Sunday, September 28, 2014, Hidden Lake Park, Merrillville, IN
Registration starts at noon. Walk begins promptly at 2pm. Please make sure you arrive by 1:30pm. We would like for you to stay around after the walk for a group picture.
Click here to donate to or join the team for Rebecca's Rescuers
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