Friday, February 10, 2006

A Family in Need of Support: Please Help!

Awhile back I wrote about a little boy named Noah, whose parents are friends of my parents, getting diagnosed with type 1. Below is the message they sent to friends and family, asking for donations for their local JDRF Walk for the Cure. This family has had a very difficult time figuring this disease out and finding a community that understands what they are going through. From the bottom of my heart, I ask all of you to consider donating (even $5!) and posting a hopeful message on their JDRF fundraising page. They need to know that there are so many other people out there that are going through the same thing. Here is the link to their page: Noah's Hope Team

Here is their story:
As you may already know, our youngest son, Noah, was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes on September 26th of this past year. Noah, who will be 4 years old in March, will be insulin-dependent for the rest of his life. In just the four-plus months since he was diagnosed, Noah has already endured over 600 finger pricks and 400 insulin injections. We have already made two trips to the Blank ER to have put on an IV because of flu symptoms and the inability to keep his blood sugar levels within range.

Our only wish this past Christmas, was to have a cure for our son. We know this is something that can be done, but we need everyone’s help and support. We will be Walking For the Cure on March 4th, and hope that you are willing to support us by joining our team and walk with us, or support our team by making a donation to JDRF in Noah’s behalf. Our team is called Noah’s Hope Team, and we are looking for anyone who is willing to walk with us or support us on Saturday, March 4th. Our team goal is to raise $5,000 for JDRF, and we optimistically believe we can raise more than this if everyone would just give a little. A link to the JDRF website is below.

There are so many devastating diseases in our world right now, and that saddens us. The difference with Juvenile Diabetes is that wiping it out of existence is extremely attainable and within reach. Noah often asks us, “When is my diabetes going to go away?” It is a painful question to answer looking at his beaming and hopeful eyes. We feel confident a positive answer will be available to him before he goes to high school. But we need your help to obtain this, to keep the hope alive for our son and for every child who’s only wish is to have the diabetes go away.
Please help us help find a cure for this disease. Help us keep the hope going, for our son, and for all children who must patiently wait for the cure to come.

Thank you so much.

Tom and Terri -and Matthew, Zach, Claire and Noah

1 Comments:

At 8:26 PM, Blogger aaron said...

If your son just got diagnosed, you may want to check this article out:
http://www.alternativesmagazine.com/18/boutenko.html

back when i was diagnosed (in 1983), the jdf was saying the 80s was going to be the decade for the cure. i've kinda lost my faith in them.

best regards.

 

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