Friends and Family,
We reach out to you to ask for your support of “Hayden's Type 1 Troopers" (otherwise known as Hayden's Dia-Beat-Boxers") – Hayden’s team for the 2010 Diabetic Youth Foundation’s “Families in the Forest Fundraising Walk”.
We have asked many of you to support Hayden’s Walk Team in the past. Until there is a cure, we hope we can keep asking. We also hope that you will keep asking us to support the organizations and causes that are life-saving for you!
Hayden was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was only 4 years old. Though we were terrified and overwhelmed, we quickly learned that we are not alone. More than 70,000 children under the age of 15 develop Type 1 Diabetes each year (this is almost 200 children every day).
In the Diabetic Youth Foundation we have found care, education, resources and support. Perhaps more importantly, Hayden has found an inspiring and nurturing community made up of other little boys and girls who are just like him. As he grows up and learns to cope with this serious disease, we will forever be thankful to have found DYF. We hope you will join us this year in supporting this life-saving organization!
Warmly, Hayden, Kevin and Deborah