I was once again honored to be surrounded by my family and dear friends this year at the 2018 JDRF One Walk. We had a beautiful fall day, and the event was a huge success.
I am so proud of our team, Kelly’s Krew, as we surpassed our fundraising goal! Thank you so much to all of you who have supported me, walked with me, and generously gave your donations and time. I have the best family and friends, and I could never express in words my appreciation for each one of them.
The purpose of this fundraising event is to raise money toward research to one day live in a world without type one diabetes. Over the past couple of years, there have been tragic stories of those who have lost their lives because of this vicious disease. One of the latest was a sweet little girl named Sophia Daugherty. Sophia was a 10-year-old girl from my home state of Pennsylvania. She was at a sleepover at a friend’s house, another type one diabetic, when her blood sugar dropped fatally low during the night. Sophia was rushed to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with brain trauma and a herniated brain stem. She passed away on September 19, 2018, just three days before the walk. Sweet Sophia, and everyone who has tragically lost their lives from complications of type one, is why research for a cure is so critical.
If you have never participated in a One Walk event in your area, I strongly recommend doing so. It’s a great day with lots of booths, fun games for the kids, bouncy houses and slides, entertainment, and fellowship with other diabetics and families. This is a great way to get involved in the diabetes community as well if you are not sure how you can help.
I wanted say a special thank you to those who have reached out about how the blog has impacted you. I am delighted when a reader lets me know that they have been personally touched by some of the stories I have shared.
God bless you all and have a wonderful fall weekend!