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American Diabetes Association NYC 2017

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November 06, 2017

Matt Daly

THE STORY:

I am excited to announce that on November 5, 2017, I will be running the New York City Marathon as a team member of the American Diabetes Association! It will be my first marathon. This will mark a big milestone in my life, but the reason that I am running in the event has a much deeper meaning for me. On January 17, 2017, my wife, Erin, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. As with many other type 1 diabetics, Erin’s symptoms appeared very quickly, and within just one week of feeling like she should make a trip to the doctor, Erin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, a disease for which there is no cure and will impact her every day for the rest of her life. This came as a complete shock to both of us, as Erin had no reason to believe that she would be susceptible to the disease. Erin began taking insulin immediately, and was given a glucometer in order to help monitor and regulate her blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes was something that we had both heard of, but knew very little about. Immediately upon her diagnosis, we were provided with an overwhelming amount of information that we have slowly been able to digest and understand. For those that don’t know, diabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce insulin is impaired. When the stomach digests food, carbohydrates (sugars and starches) in the food breaks down into another type of sugar, called glucose, which your body uses as an energy source. Insulin is what then brings the glucose to your body’s cells. Type 1 diabetics are unable to naturally produce insulin at all, whereas type 2 diabetics produce some, but not enough insulin. Erin, along with other type 1 diabetics takes her blood sugar before every meal and then determines the amount of insulin that she needs to inject prior to eating. This is calculated by what her current blood sugar is and also by the amount of carbs and sugar in the food she is about to eat. Miscalculation of how much insulin to inject can cause a quick spike or significant decrease in her blood sugar, which can have severe consequences. It is critical that type 1 diabetics keep their glucometer and insulin with them at all times. In just a short period of time, I have learned that managing type 1 diabetes is a 24/7/365 job; every meal involves a calculation of some type. There are “no days off” for diabetics. Many have heard of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but most do not know the severity of the condition. Untreated or mismanaged, diabetes can cause kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, heart attacks, strokes and pregnancy complications. Here are the facts: • 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes; only 5% (1.45 million) of those people have Type 1 diabetes. • 40,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with diabetes each year. • The onset of type 1 diabetes has nothing to do with lifestyle or diet. • At this time, there is no way to prevent or cure type 1 diabetes as the cause remains unknown. • 5 million people in the U.S. are expected to have type 1 diabetes by 2050, including 600,000 youth (individuals below the age of 20). Erin’s diagnosis marked the beginning of a big lifestyle change, but one that she has proven can be very manageable. I can’t emphasize how proud I am of Erin for taking this big change in stride. I am excited for the opportunity to participate in the New York City Marathon as a member of the American Diabetes Association team to support Erin and all other diabetics. In order to do so, I have been asked to raise $3,500. This contribution, and the contributions of all others participating as part of the American Diabetes Association team, will be used to help fund research for new technology methods to monitor and regulate the disease, and hopefully one day identify a cure for the condition. I ask that you consider helping me reach my goal of $3,500. I am truly grateful for every dollar that you donate. Thank you!

$3,800

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dalebone

    $500

  • Harry & Sandy Johnson

    $100

  • Peggy and Larry Elmore

    $100

  • Steele

    $250

  • Candace and Michael Flanagan

    $50

  • Butch Robertson

    $100

  • Linda and Van

    $100

  • Will Robertson & Allison Coggins

    $50

  • Diane Stines

     

  • Keith Stines

     

  • Ryan Shearer

    $50

  • Michael Imbrogno

    $25

  • The Shearer Family

     

  • Kasey and David Coates

     

  • Kathi and John Knier

     

  • Lisa and Mark Windle

     

  • Andrew Geuss and Sarah Warren

     

  • Katherine Misle Lesch

    $50

  • Cutt & Deb

    $25

  • Aunt Patti & Uncle Joe

    $100

  • P.J. and Tommy Deschenes

     

  • Lauren & Hunter Robertson

     

  • Butch Hamlet

    $100

  • Barbara Bachta

    $25

  • Shawn & Michelle Perritt

    $25

  • Kelly & Dane Robinson

     

  • Michael & Emily

     

  • Mindy Windle & Gregg Delpino

     

  • Doug and DeAnn

     

  • Jason Fedell

    $25

  • Tim and Nartha Fedell

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lori & clyde

     

  • Butch Hamlet

    $100

  • Jane and Carl Showalter

     

  • The Kings

    $25

  • Daly Fam

    $50

  • Morgan Windle

    $100

  • Taylor James

    $25

  • Gustav

    $100

  • Lauren Kennedy

    $25

  • Team Erin & Matt!

     

  • LIBSTRONG

    $250

  • Charlie King

    $25

  • Gayle Daly

    $50

  • Patti Buckley

    $25

  • uncle Bob and aunt Ginny

    $100

  • Rob and Connie Beals

    $50

  • Anthony and Jenna

    $50

  • Linda Diegelman

    $25

  • Nick Scaduto and Meghan Trent

    $50

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109% Raised of$3,500 Goal

The Team: $30,395 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Marlo Edwards Tapley

Amount Raised

$4,925

 

99% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Daly

Amount Raised

$3,800

 

109% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Courtney Anaya

Amount Raised

$3,780

 

108% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Pozza

Amount Raised

$3,625

 

104% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Edward

Amount Raised

$3,624

 

104% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deysy Ordóñez-Arreola

Amount Raised

$3,077

 

88% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brandon Starniri

Amount Raised

$2,910

 

83% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Manoj Moon

Amount Raised

$2,579

 

129% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Nick Scaduto and Meghan Trent

Nick Scaduto and Meghan Trent

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Linda Diegelman

Linda Diegelman

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anthony and Jenna

Anthony and Jenna

DONATION: $50

Good luck! 3 years ago

Rob and Connie Beals

Rob and Connie Beals

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

uncle Bob and aunt Ginny

uncle Bob and aunt Ginny

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Patti Buckley

Patti Buckley

DONATION: $25

Make it happen Mr Matt 3 years ago

Gayle Daly

Gayle Daly

DONATION: $50

I'm so proud of you. You are ready for this! 3 years ago

Charlie King

Charlie King

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

LIBSTRONG

LIBSTRONG

DONATION: $250

To all my friends who fight this disease: Erin, Brian Balzer, and Sam Talbot 3 years ago

Team Erin & Matt!

Team Erin & Matt!

3 years ago