Hancock Family Supports Juvenile Diabetes Research -- You Can Help!
to the 4th year of the Hancock’s participation in the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk-a-thon. As most of you may
know, our son Ross has been living with Type I Diabetes for three full years
now. He is a very positive kid regardless of the ups and downs of his
blood sugar he continues to live with on a daily basis. Ross has just
started 6th grade and continues to pursue Martial Arts – he just
received his Brown Belt in Karate. Ross also continues to use an insulin
pump to receive his insulin with the occasional need for shots depending on the
circumstances. After having participated in the trials for the
continuous glucose monitoring systems last year, Ross is looking forward to
being the recipient of new and improved technology. Our insurance carrier
will provide Ross with a new pump next year, but your help in this fundraiser
will continue the research and increase Ross’ chances of benefiting from a
cure. The technology of the pump was our first introduction to what
research has meant to the people who live with Diabetes. Ross knows first
hand how the pump provides more freedom for him over shots but he will be the
first to tell you that insulin is not a cure. We are very proud of Ross
for all he has accomplished all the while dealing with countless finger sticks
and physical affects of dealing with high and low blood sugar at times.
With the many symptoms of Diabetes, Ross has to self regulate and monitor what
he is doing at all times. For 12 years old, he is doing a remarkable job
managing his disease.
in case you are unaware of the benefits that result from the Diabetes
research efforts, let me share with you what we have been involved in directly.
Our family has taken part in some much needed research. Ross’ Brother
Ryan along with their two cousins Michael and Kevin participate in the Trial Net
Study. This research focuses on the genetic link and associated factors of
Type I Diabetes. Through an annual blood draw the blood is screened
for certain anti-bodies that correlate to risk factors for Type I Diabetes.
you have supported Ross in the past walks, or this it the first you have ever
heard of Type I Diabetes, the Hancock Family would really appreciate your
support of this great cause. We know first hand the benefits of the
research JDRF supports. We are asking you to also be part of that.
The Sacramento State Capitol walk site is filled with family fun! The West
Steps of the Capitol and
The Hancock Family
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