I just wanted to take the time to say Thank You to all of the Chadwick Family, Mike’s Miles, JDRF Ride to Cure and South Jersey JDRF supporters. 2012 was a successful year and it was all due to your willingness to give.
What you saw in 2012 is an example of what kind of research the JDRF is supporting in the Artificial Pancreas, TrialNet and TRIGR.
These are studies my family is closely tied to because 1.) I would love to be able to control my blood sugars to the range of 6.5 – 7 without any effort (The range seen in the studies I participated in, for adults in the study). 2.) My children are at an increased risk of developing T1D, and I would do just about anything for them not to have to endure what I have.
However, your support is even more special to my family because we, and the JDRF are fighting for a cure for T1D. They have been focusing on Immune and Beta Cell Therapies. And until they find a cure, they are helping me and my kids (if they are diagnosed) stay healthy until there is a cure.
Everyone with T1D is scared of what is over the next hill, whether its a steep hill or a South Jersey hill. The JDRF is helping those of us living with T1D get rid of the fear of what’s over the hill. However, non of it would be possible without your help. So, THANK YOU!
And stay tuned, more exciting events are coming in 2013! I can’t wait to share them with you.