Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Walk for a Cure

The Rhode Isalnd Branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or JDRF, will hold it's annual 'Walk for a Cure', in the ever beautiful Roger Williams Park on Sunday, October 16th. As a family we have been raising money for JDRF for the past 7 years. We are humbled by the generous hearts who have supported us over these years to help us raise over $40,000! Edward was diagnosed with Type 1 or Juvenile Diabetes when he was 12 1/2. Our lives changed on a dime that day. With the support of the outstanding community we have met through JDRF, we have great hope for the future with leaps forward in cutting edge technology from the pump, continuous glucose monitor, and the up and coming technology of the artificial pancreas. (I am just skimming the surface!)

Edward graduates from college in December and has done an awesome, exemplary, most excellent job of managing his daily health care, while away from home. This is no small task. Type 1 diabetes is 24/7. His Dad and I are proud beyond words.

Here is a link to Edward's personal fund raising page.


Azure Islands Designs said...

Congratulations on all you've managed to accomplish...fundraising is often a difficult task to undertake!!!

I love the photo of Edward...is the background is artwork? Stunning...

I don't know a great deal about type 1 diabetes but I do know that it is a life altering disease one that must be controlled/managed to ensure a healthy life!

You must be very proud of Edward...
Enjoy your weekend.
This is our Thanksgiving weekend...family is what it is all about!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Heather...there was most definitely a learning curve the first couple of years, and then there was the year that Katrina hit and my letter was slated to go out at that exact time...I had to put an 'insert' in w/ everything else, and then there have been these difficult economic times...we are humbled by the generosity of our friends and family every year...:))

Going to Boston today to take Edward out for a be-lated birthday lunch...Jimmy was in Colorado..:)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and yours...much love..XXXXXXX