Thank you to Julie Jaworski

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October 27, 2013 Julie Jaworski of Orlando, Florida participated in the Ironman race held in Miami.  Julie had the following comments to say prior to the race:

Diabetes will not defeat me.  For almost 23 years I have been learning how to live and deal with being Type 1.  Day in and day out.  I train for events so that I can continue to remind myself that I am in charge of the diabetes and that it is not in charge of me.  In the past 23 years, with the support of my family and friends, I have run 20 marathons, approximately 30 half marathons, and sprinkled in a few triathlons.  In October of 2013, I will tackle my first half ironman triathlon in Miami Florida.  I get to tackle this disease, because I choose to take it on head first.  That is a lot of blood sugar checks, too many doctor office visits, a zillion finger pricks, and countless insulin pump supplies.  But I get to.  There are so many others unable to do so.  Please support me in my efforts to help those who do not have the means to tackle this 24/7 disease by donating to Insulin for Life.

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What an inspirational athlete Julie continues to be despite the additional effort required as a Type 1 diabetic.  

Thank you to Julie and those who donated financially to IFL as a demonstration of support for those with diabetes.  Many lives will be saved as a direct result of your efforts.