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Saturday, April 26, 2008

JDRF Fund Raising Walk

Well, hello again. Just want to let everyone know, that in my family it is a very important time of year. JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is planning for their fund raising walks. We have a family and friend team, Justin's Jungle Joggers. We have been walking for JDRf since Justin, my grandson, was diagnosed 6 years ago. This is a life-changing disease. My grandson has been enduring having his blood sugar tested everyday a minimum of 5 times. Along with the testing, there are the insulin shots. This year has been an especially exciting time for Justin, he was put on the insulin pump, which is attached to him at all times. He can bolus when he needs to and gets a steady dose of insulin throughout the day. Of course, now that he is growing like a weed, his blood sugars have been a little unstable, so in addition to staying on top of this all day, my daughter and son-in-law have to take turns getting up at 3AM every single night to check Justin's blood sugar. So on a very personal level, this is why we walk every year. Justin gets such a kick out of the walk every year and we all enjoy seeing members of all the other teams each year. Thousands of children are affected by Type I diabetes and recent research seems to indicate that we may see a cure within our lifetime. That makes the walk all the more important! There has to be enough funding to make this a reality. So, for the rest of the year, Patricia Rose will be donating 10% of all sales to JDRF. You can make a difference in many childrens' lives. If you would like to make a donation to JDRF, please visit their website:

http://walk.jdrf.org/walker.cfm?id=87017559

Just let them know that it is for team Justin Jungle Joggers! Remember, no donation is too small, this is a grassroots fund raising and we have raised so much with $1 and $5 donations.

Thank you for any help you can give us.

2 comments:

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Pat, I am so happy to hear your grandson now has a pump. I know all about dealing with juvenile diabetes as my husband is one. He has had the pump for about 8 years now and it was a god send. And I hope what you say is true...that they will find a cure for this disease in our lifetimes. Pink Hugs, Lynn

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Hi Patricia,
Thank You for the lovely compliments. The top pic is a candle holder. You can set a candle in it. Well hope you have a beautiful day!
Pink Hugs,
Stephanie