2018 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF - 2018 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF
Fundraising Page of Derek Hulse

I want to start by thanking all of you for taking the time to visit my page.  Many you have been members of Team Teagan in the past and I am hopeful that you will continue your support. More members are always welcome and any donation is greatly appreciated.

Diabetes never rests.  It is there morning, noon and night.  It infiltrates every aspect of our lives.  On some days it is right at the front of the line and others it lurks in the background.

JDRF funds critical research on 2 fronts: treatment and cure.

All of the technology that Teagan has (insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor, glucometer) are for treatment.  They help keep her alive and no I am not being dramatic.  Dead in Bed Syndrome is the name for deaths in youth with Type 1.  None of this technology is a cure it is just part of disease management.

A cure is what we raise money for, it is what we walk for and it is what we dream of.  

Teagan is as happy a child as any other.  She loves hockey, family, friends, travelling, arts and crafts, skiing and eating out.  She rarely complains about diabetes but it does happen.  Her strength constantly amazes me.

But the one thing that she wishes for is to just be like other kids.  She doesn't verbalize it very often but there are times when every needle, finger prick or low treatment overwhelms her.  It is then that my heart breaks for her.

That is the reason behind Team Teagan year after year. As her father, I have to do everything I can to help find a cure for her.  

I can't do it alone.  I need your help. 

Please consider a donation and maybe we can move diabetes from the front of the line/background to a thing of the past.


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