ECSNA General Meetings:
- 2012-2013 ECSNA meetings TBA
Other Events Coming Up:
- A message from our very own, Jordyn Schemenauer:
Hello! My name is Jordyn Sechemenauer, and I am a sophomore nursing student at UWEC and Membership Coordinator of ECSNA. This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million. Though I am unable to take part in the walk "in person", I will be raising money in support of JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes! Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating autoimmune disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
I have been a diabetic for sixteen years, and since my diagnosis, my health has been a full-time job. My journey with diabetes began when I was diagnosed on Christmas Day, 1995. I was three years old. I started out on an insulin injection regimen (involving 5 or more shots per day!); five years ago I replaced my syringes with an insulin pump, which has made insulin delivery much more convenient! I also have to moniter my blood sugar levels day and night, which involves 5 to 10 finger pricks per day; count the carbohydrates in all of the food I eat; and always be aware of how I'm feeling. My diabetes is a tremendous part of my life, and is always on my mind.
I’ve never liked to complain about this disease, and I don’t want others to pity me because of it. Diabetes has made me a strong, responsible young adult, and is my motivation for going to nursing school. My goal is to eventually obtain my doctorate in nursing and work in pediatric endocrinology with children who, like me, have received a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes; however, I would gladly change this goal given the opportunity. Research for Type I diabetes has the potential to uncover a cure, which would drastically change the lives of thousands of Americans and ensure that no child would know what it feels like to sit out because of a low blood sugar. Nothing would make me happier than having to change my professional goal as a result of a cure for diabetes being found.
JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now more than ever, EACH of us can make a real difference in the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. Please support me in this important goal by visiting my personal page and making a tax-deductible contribution. Donating online is quick and easy. Your gift will help make a difference in the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the advances your support is helping to make possible, please visit the JDRF website. My dream is to someday see a time when no child has to go through the shots, low blood sugars, and other hardships that filled my childhood. Please donate to JDRF; together, we can make my dream of a cure a reality and change the lives of the millions of people affected by diabetes.
To make a donation online now, please visit my personal page.
Thank you so much for your support!
- Hats On campaign to raise money for Foundation for Children with Cancer - Jalyn's chapter
- Tables on the campus mall April 24th and 25th to sell ribbons
- Hats On event will take place April 26th!
CHECK THE ECSNA BULLETIN BOARD FOR WAYS TO BE INVOLVED!!!!!!!!
Look for signs posted with location of the general meeting!!!
Ideas for Web site-contact:
April 19, 2012
by Michelle Markwardt