Thursday, June 18, 2009
Make a Difference
Sometimes I think how many diabetics there really are out there in the world. I will often think, "how is one person going to make a difference." I soon snap out of that mind set and think that it is very much possible to make a difference as one person. To think that my team, team KK has raised over $2000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation really makes me believe that I've made a difference by creating a team. I hope that with creating a team, inviting friends and family to join as well as promoting the importance of raising awareness and money that I will be able to get us one step closer to finding a cure.
When I was diagnosed there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to do something. I knew right away that I was given this disease for a reason. I had already thought of ideas on at least the second day in my hospital bed. I was throwing these ideas left and right at my mom, dad and boyfriend and they just looked at me like I was going crazy! But I truly knew that I wanted to make a change and really help.
I remember thinking how much I'd love to do something at my former high school, North Park. I had all these ideas in my head and sticky notes posted all over my desk. I was thinking big and knew that I could make this happen. Once it all happened that was a guarantee that I could accomplish anything. Diabetes will be with me until we find a cure and until then I am going to give all that I can.
My personal goal for the JDRF walk to cure diabetes is $1000. I am currently at $915. I would love to reach my goal but the deadline is coming closer and closer. I know that with the economy going down we are all finding it hard to scrape up money to put towards extra things like charities but I ask anyone that can help Team KK and most of all cure diabetes that would be great.
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