My beautiful boy Braydon had just turned 7 when he was diagnosed with T1D. My little pocket rocket was determined not to let this stop him doing the things he loved most in the world - playing sport. The first morning home from hospital he snuck passed our bedroom, calculated his insulin and had injected himself his first needle - at 7! He has injected himself and changed his pump cannula site everyday since. His determination in life, sport and just to be ‘normal’ amazes us and we are just so proud of him.
But let’s not sugar coat it - yes, he is amazing but T1D bloody sucks. Until earlier this year, he survived on 5 hours sleep a night - we both did. I seriously don’t know how he functioned going to school and playing sport 7 days a week. He is the one with the annoying mum testing his sugar at half time in the footy huddle, the one that always has to carry a juice with him when he does out with his mates. He doesn’t whinge, he just gets on with it... Anyway...
I’m doing the JDRF One Walk Step Challenge to defeat T1D! That means I'll be walking 120,000 steps in October to support the 120,000 Australians living with type 1 diabetes. Why? To raise funds for research to cure, prevent and better treat type 1 diabetes. We are going to do this as a family this year - since we have nothing better to do in lockdown ?
Type 1 diabetes can strike anyone at any time, and 7 Australians are diagnosed every day. Diagnosis means a 24/7 fight with no break and facing an extra 180 decisions a day to remain safe and healthy. Brent‘s Dad Brian has had TD1 since he was 27 and our beautiful sister-in-law Leigh since she was a child. We are walking for these special people too, and all the other people and families effected by T1D ??
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Our Completed Missions in the JDRF Blue Army
Thank you to our Sponsors
A cure would be wonderful! Thank you for doing the steps xx
Allan And Laurie Carter
Anything to help our grandson defeat this horrid disease. Love to Braydon ❤️
Go bray !
Erin & Mark Brown
Let’s do this
Maria & Richard
You are doing well
Great Work O'connor's!!
Great work Danie and the family.
Go Sharon and thanks for doing this!
You’re an amazing young man Braydon.
For Danny Boy and my beautiful sister, let’s make T1D disappear xx
Go Eddie Go 💪
Go the O’Connors! So proud of you all!
Melanie La Rosa
Fantastic cause and one close our hearts. Get those walking shoes on!!! Good luck xo
You got this girl!!!! 💙🚶♀️🚶♀️💚 Go team Braydon !!!!
Go Team Brandon! Good luck guys
Nice work Jhye ..... 🙌
On behalf of the Ando’s. Braydon you’re a superstar!
Trish Di Pietro
Supporting you all the way 👏👏 Love the Di Pietro's xo
Awesome work team! Great cause❤️
Great cause! Thank for doing this!
Awesome Sharon - you have my support 100%!!
Hey boc You are a superstar mate, keep up the great work mate and looking forward to seeing you soo ! Jamie and Matho family x
You are a STAR
You go guys. An amazing team🙂
You're a champion Brayds - well done buddy!
Awesome stuff Bray!!
Go Team Braydon! Happy to support this beautiful family
Olivia And Tess Wheatcroft
Lots of love, from the Wheatcroft Family.
Keep up the good work little ockaman
Your a champ Braydon! Good luck Danie x
Aunty Brenda Clarke
Love you to infinity.
Go team, let's get rid of this bloody disease! What a champ you are Bray.
Let’s do this💜
Proud of you as always. 😍😍😍