Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2014 Letter for Grace

Dear friends and family,

It's the same story, same girl...but 11 years later.
It's the same disease with great advances in technology...but still no cure.
It's the same Walk supporting the same cause...but now it's 2014.

The next chapter in Grace's story could be different.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) could have a cure, instead of improved care.
The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes doesn't have to continue year after year.

The cure for T1D could be developing right now. There may already be a scientist out there with the idea which will become the solution. JDRF could help fund that research. And we could help.

Please support Grace, JDRF...and that scientist out there somewhere. Together, we can turn Type One into Type None.

Thank you for your love and support.

Best - The Kueker Family

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Register for Grace's Team

This link takes you to the general registration page. (Or you might have to paste in your browser.) Join team and then search for Grace Kueker.


Friday, August 29, 2014

2014 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

New year, still moving for a cure! Join Grace on September 27th at the Capitol Bicentennial Mall. Registration starts at 8:30, Walk at 10:00. Donate to her Team by clicking on her photo.

Monday, September 9, 2013

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2013 Letter

Dear friends and family –

I started this year’s JDRF Walk letter writing of all the happy things about Grace, ending with a little note of how diabetes affects her life. I used the same type of upbeat tone last year. Then, I considered the reality of living with diabetes…there isn’t much that is “upbeat.”

Grace’s life with diabetes is NOT different this year. Her body still doesn’t produce insulin, which means wearing a pump, checking her blood sugar at least five times a day and making sure to count carbs for everything she eats. We still check Grace’s blood sugar in the middle of the night, sometimes waking her up to eat something for a low reading. Grace still has to go home from having fun sometimes, due to issues with diabetes care. We still get scared when Grace gets sick, because  a simple illness like the flu could mean a hospital visit. Not so upbeat.

The major difference for Grace this year is starting a new school. She has to explain all over again about that “thing” on her arm or leg, which is the pod with her insulin. Then there are the questions about finger pricks during the school day and the trips to the nurse’s office. Being different in middle school for any reason…not upbeat at all.

While Grace’s life with T1D may not have changed much in the past year, JDRF has helped make great strides in making life better for her and all those with Type 1 diabetes (now referred to as T1D). And, until there is a cure, research discovers ways to improve the lives of people with T1D.  JDRF is the leading global organization funding that research (over 100 million dollars last year), and 85% of the funds raised goes directly to research. Included in this letter is a research snapshot from this past year about what JDRF has helped make happen.

 Please consider making a donation to JDRF during the Walk to Cure Diabetes, an event that offers an “upbeat” day for people with T1D. And, if you live locally, consider joining us during a fun day to walk on September 28th at Bicentennial Mall in downtown Nashville.

You can donate or register to participate with Grace’s Team online at http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk-TN/Chapter-MiddleTennessee4622?team_id=129906&pg=team&fr_id=2358. Or, you can mail a check to the JDRF of Middle Tennessee office at 105 Westpark Drive, Suite 415, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027, with Grace Kueker written in the memo line.

 As always, thanks so much for your support.

Best –

Monique, Mike, Grace and Claire Kueker

Friday, September 14, 2012

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Dates

Nashville - September 29th
Kansas City - October 13th
Houston - October 27th
The Woodland - November 10th
Join Super G's Team by walking for us or with us! We would love to have you wherever you are!!
Look for the JDRF Chapter nearest you....

Saturday, September 8, 2012

2012 Walk Video


Uploaded for folks who can't access YouTube from their devices. :)