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Clarksville’s Garrett Allen fundraiser to find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

 

Garrett shows us everyday what it means to be a hero

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)Clarksville, TN – I know it’s hard to believe! Garrett Allen is in middle school. He was a baby when he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and our campaign began to find a cure. Since then, friends, family, and coworkers have all joined us in supporting JDRF and their fight to find a cure for T1D.

Fundraising with Garrett Allen

Fundraising with Garrett Allen

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Garrett Allen Campaign to raise money to find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)Clarksville, TN – When Garrett Allen is playing baseball there’s a process for managing his Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). We check his blood sugar before the game and then disconnect his pump so it doesn’t get damaged.

We check again around the 3rd inning and reconnect if necessary.

Garrett Allen

Garrett Allen

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Clarksville’s Garrett Allen is raising money for JDRF to help find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)Clarksville, TN – This summer, Garrett Allen’s All- Star baseball team won the 8 year old Tennessee Little League state tournament.

It was a lot of fun and all the boys were very excited to get their championship medals. Garrett wore his every day for about two weeks. Nothing slows this kid down. Not even Type 1 Diabetes!

Garrett Allen

Garrett Allen

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Clarksville’s Garrett Allen raises money to find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)Clarksville, TN – Garrett had a couple ear infections and had been on a few antibiotics. He was cranky, wasn’t sleeping well, and always thirsty! Sally and I thought it was the medicine.

At first, nothing too out of the ordinary for a 21 month old boy. But it persisted and with a nudge from my sister I took him to the pediatrician specifically to be tested for diabetes.

Garrett

Garrett

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