Thursday, June 4, 2009


Less than two short months ago I decided that I wanted to be involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. I recall coming home from the hospital jumping onto the computer chair and researching websites that dealt with diabetes. I had all these sites pop up as soon as I typed in Type 1 Diabetes and they all seemed very interesting considering I had no idea what my disease was all about.

The JDRF is a wonderful foundation and they really have become a part of what I believe in and connect myself too. I met a wonderful woman from the JDRF, Anne Martin and we keep in touch almost weekly regarding how I personally am doing as well as what I am doing for the foundation. My biggest contribution so far to the JDRF is my team, Team KK that is entering the Walk to Cure Diabetes in Brantford. I must say that my team has gone above and beyond all of my expectations. We have raised nearly $2000.

Besides just going out and raising money, my team has showed an enormous amount of support and dedication to the team and to me. I am so proud of every single one of them. I am also extremely thankful to everyone that has donated to my team.

It's like you don't know how much love you truly have around you until you're faced with something such as diabetes. It's when you find your true friends and those that have your back and are willing to bend over backwards to make sure that you are o.k. I wear a smile every time I think of the people that have wrote me, messaged me, called me, or visited me because I know that those are the people that will be with me forever.


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