Tonight, March 4th, my younger sister Megan was suddenly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, bringing the total count of my family members with type 1 diabetes to a startling 4. Being diagnosed at a much later age than my three other younger siblings Kevin, Michael, and Kara, Megan’s diagnosis took everyone by a great surprise, especially to Megan herself.
She’s currently in the hospital, trying to keep a positive attitude as she’d treated and as doctors work to get her blood sugar stable.
I never do things like this, and in the 4 years I’ve had a tumblr account, I’ve never really asked for anyone to do anything for me. But if you guys could even just reblog this, I’d be grateful.
But for those of you who are able to, I’m asking for donations to go towards JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). I’m not directly gaining anything from this, so don’t worry about that. I’m just so sick and tired and frustrated and angry with watching the people I love more than anything in this entire world have to suffer because of this damn disease.
This is something I can’t protect them from, and knowing that tears me apart. The only thing I can do is try my best to make it as easy for them as possible and to make them still be able to live as normally as they can.
My family has been dealing with this disease for 16 years and all I want is to help in any way that I can; and if donating to this foundation can get us a step closer to finding a cure, then that’s what I’m going to do. I love these four more than anything else in this world, and it breaks my heart to have them all suffer from this.
This is the only post I’ll make about this, but again, if anyone can even give a dollar, I’d be eternally grateful to you guys. Thank you so much.