Grant and his Gang: Supporting Grant in his journey with Type 1 Diabetes
Start: Jan 27, 2019 - End: Jun 1, 2019
This is Grant, our brave & amazing 4 year old. Grant was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on March 4, 2016. It was 8 days before his 2nd birthday… we are now almost 3 years into this life changing journey. With diabetes, ignorance was never bliss… we had to learn and adapt quickly because Grant’s life depended on it. Since his diagnosis, we have rode the roller coaster ride that is diabetes… as of today, Grant has lived with diabetes for 972 days. He has lost 400 hours of sleep and his dad & I have lost over 850 hours of sleep. Grant has had over 4000 finger pricks and been given 2000 shots, in order to give him necessary insulin since his body doesn’t produce it. Tears have been shed and it has not been easy, but this is our journey. Grant didn’t have a choice about his diabetes and doesn’t have many choices with what comes with it, so we wage this battle with him. We are awestruck daily with his bravery and work hard to help him understand his disease, but more importantly, we love the joy that he finds in life and the adventures that our family has. We are blessed to have many friends & family who have supported us near and far, but we would be humbled and grateful if you to would consider supporting us. With your purchase, 40% will go directly towards our fundraising efforts to raise money for Grant’s JDRF Walk team. We are excited to be joining JDRF for our 4th walk and hope you will join us and become part of Grant’s gang. Please consider making a purchase as we work hard to destroy this disease that attempts but is rarely successful in taking our sweet boy’s joy. Our team is walking to help JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) for the millions of children and adults living with this disease. With T1D, a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy or as Grant will tell you he has a “broken pancreas.” If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity. Living with T1D means there are no days off and there is no cure, but there is always hope and I know that just like Grant never gives up, we won’t give up and will continue to raise awareness and work towards finding a cure!
Fund Leader: Faith Leonard
Fund Type: Medical Causes