Team Rory

Giving Day 2024

On 30 May, EVERY donation to JDRF will be DOUBLED for life-changing type 1 diabetes research!

We're now a year into Rory living with Type 1 Diabetes. Some days we are blessed to almost forget about it......some days we're not so lucky.

 

For the most part, Rory is a total trooper - he has learnt to deal with the pain of changing the needles embedded into his skin every 3 days. He has almost come to terms with the fact that he can't just join a sports game in the playground - he needs to check his sugar-levels first. When we wake him in the middle of the night to force feed him glucose, he usually does it without complaint.  But even though we don't talk about it, we are all silently grieving the simplicity and spontaneity of life before diagnosis; where we could leave the house without making sure we had some form of sugar on our person, where we could book a holiday without needing to assess the quality of medical care and distance to the closest hospital, where Rory could have a sleepover without needing to worry about whether the parents would wake up to his alarms.

 

Australia is now at a turning point for type 1 diabetes research. With new treatment options on the horizon,  there’s never been a more important time to support the charities undertaking the research. I am raising money in support of JDRF, the Australian charity funding this research. Today, any donation made to JDRF will be doubled, allowing you to make TWICE the impact in advancing research aimed at finding cures and improving lives until that happens. Please help us reach our goal so that together we can create a better future for all those living with T1D.

My Achievements

Fundraising page

Updated Profile Pic

Added a Blog Post

Received 5 Donations

Reached Goal

Increased Target

Thank you to my Sponsors

$520

Toni Heath

Great job Rory! You are a winner.

$520

Matched Donation

$200

Catherine Hooson

$200

Matched Donation

$40

Ellen, Craig & Soren

$40

Matched Donation