We are taking part in JDRF’s walk to cure diabetes !
Come and join us, or support us by donating to the walk.
JDRF also provides support to the kids and families affected by Type 1 Diabetes through their many programs.
When Mr T went to the hospital to get started on an insulin pump, a JDRF welcoming Kidsac awaited him in the room. There was Rufus, a teddy bear with diabetes with patches on areas preferred for insulin injections. How thoughtful. Rufus has a cool T shirt too. It says “Beating diabetes with hugs and kisses XoXoXo”.
JDRF also takes care of parents of children with diabetes. They have developed a Peer Support Program, providing support to parents of newly diagnosed children by pairing them with volunteers who are moms and dads of other children with diabetes and have already had some experience with living with it.
I am proud to say that I am part of this program. In 2011, JDRF was looking for volunteers to mentor and support families of newly diagnosed children and I decided to participate. I remember how much it meant to me, after Mr T's diagnosis, to be able, to chat to a mom of another child with diabetes. She gave me hope that it is possible to live well, for him to have a normal childhood with insulin in tow. Through the Peer Support Program I have met some amazing families and I just hope that I have been able to give them the support they needed.
If you think you need this kind of support or feel strong enough to provide support to others (and you live in Australia) please contact Mirella Donaldson at JDRF Peer Support Group (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Again I have digressed - THE WALK !
This year we will be taking part in two walks. One here on the Gold Coast and another bigger one in Brisbane. We did the same last year. Mr T and the other kids have such a fun time while the parents, family and friends feel good about being able to do something that will hopefully bring us all closer to a cure.
I have set up Mr T’s teams fundraising page for the upcoming walk. If you feel you can help out please donate through this link here or click on any of the photos below.
Every little bit helps. THANK YOU !