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Jason Wills

London Marathon 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On the 26th August, 2014 my daughter, Maddie’s life changed for ever.[/p][p]I’m running the London Marathon on the 28th April to help JDRF to find a cure for the burden of Type 1 Diabetes. [/p][p]Though a person with Type 1 Diabetes may appear perfectly normal, it’s actually like an iceberg – you only see the 10% on the surface. What you don’t see is the time, effort, stress and complications with managing the condition. Maddie has to wear two invasive devices on her body – a Dexcom CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) to measure the glucose level in her blood, constantly having to check her ‘numbers’ on her phone & watch and an Insulet Omnipod insulin pump that dispenses the insulin.[/p][p]In addition, she has to carry a PDM (Personal Diabetes Manager), which tells the pump how much insulin to inject, GlucoTabs, GlucoJuice, Coke & Lucozade Sport- for when she has a hypo (when her blood sugar level goes too low & if not treated - would go into a coma), back up supplies of all that in case anything stops working (and it does) or gets lost. That’s about 2kg worth of stuff to carry every hour of every day for ever. It’s relentless.[/p][p]On top of that, she/we have to get up 2 or 3 times in the night to correct either a high or low blood glucose level to ensure that she stays in range. If she doesn’t stay in range, long term complications become a risk – eyesight, kidneys & foot amputation amongst others.[/p][p]Research into finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes is massively underfunded due to a lack of awareness and understanding of the condition which leads to a chronic lack of support. [/p][p]JDRF UK – the only sole UK Type 1 diabetes charity receives only £3.2m in donations per year compared to £96m for the Dogs Trust, £185m for the RNLI & £99m for Oxfam. I’m just asking for a fair share. [/p][p]29,000 children are living with Type 1 diabetes in the UK – that’s £110 per child, per year to find them a cure. If you include all of the adults too, it’s 400,000 in total, which equates to £8 per person, per year. It’s not a lot is it?[/p][p]If you got this far please support me and most importantly Maddie & her Type 1 Diabetes comrades in finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. [/p]

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Supporters

May 6, 2019

Mark and Pereen

Well done Jason. Great achievement

£10.00

May 5, 2019

Nick

Well done Wasey

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019

Danl Thompson

Well done - great achievement

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Paul C

Congratulations Jason - incredibly tough but worthwhile challenge. What’s next!?

May 1, 2019

Lisa Williams

Congratulations on doing the marathon Jason!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Victoria Manning

Awesome achievement Jason and for a great cause 😎

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Adrian Dyter

Well done Jason, great effort and great cause

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Clare and the team at Atlas Translations

Well done Jason, fabulous achievements with the run and the fundraising!

£100.00

May 1, 2019

Ruth

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Damon and Kathryn Swarbrick

Fantastic Effort JW !!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid