Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Walk To Cure Diabetes

I started this blog because of my sweet Brittany who was diagnosed with Celiac 3 years ago.  But before the Celiac Diagnoses, we were already dealing with another serious disease.  Type 1 Diabetes.

Brittany is a lovable 11 year old girl with great hopes for the future. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking and spending time with her friends. She loves to be spontaneous and has a great love for life. She has learned to be a very responsible person, especially when it comes to her health.

At the age of 7, Brittany was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Her pancreas stopped producing insulin, which is essential to breaking down our food into energy. With out insulin our blood stream fills up with ketones which can ultimately lead to coma and death.

Brittany was fortunate to receive good medical care and is now dependant on insulin to keep her alive. She wears a pump that gives her a continuous stream of insulin around the clock. However, insulin is not a cure for diabetes.

Please join us as we plan to Walk for a Cure to raise money for diabetes research. This is our first time participating and we are excited to show our support for Brittany. The date of the 5K is August 21 and it begins at Wheeler Farm.

If you would like to donate to team BFF's (Brittany's Friends and Family), visit our Walk Web page where you can donate online or see how close we are to reaching our goal:

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