20 years ago, this October, Michael O'Dwyer, was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 19 months. He is a stoic and inspiring young man. Our family hope for improved outcomes for people living with T1D and a future free of this insidious disease.
We're doing the JDRF One Walk Step Challenge to defeat T1D! That means we'll be walking 100KM in October to acknowledge 100 years since the ground-breaking discovery of insulin.
Why? To drive progress toward improving lives and defeating T1D, and change the lives of more than 125,000 Australians who battle this disease every day in the process.
Type 1 diabetes can strike anyone at any time, and 8 Australians will be diagnosed today. Diagnosis means a 24/7 fight with no break and facing an extra 180 decisions a day to remain safe and healthy.
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You are that kid in school who got the most donations for the walkathon 🤬 #bigfishfriendswithrichkids
It was scary when you were little. I am sorry that it is still so difficult. I am so pleased you are so pragmatic about how you deal with this. We know so little about disabilities, T1D included. Congratulations
Neil & Kathy Adams
Thanks for sharing your story - it is so enlightening to hear your perspective. Hats off to you and your parents (and other family members, no doubt).
Hi Michael, you will kill it. Uncle P.
Corrinne & Doug
Well done Michael, champion effort! If you are walking around Laurieton at all, let us know - we would love to join you. xxx
N & K Adams
All the best Mary-Anne
Lisa Jamie Stella Gus & Dan
Good on you Paddy 🥰
Digby And Jody Graham
You are a king sir 👑
Well done Michael. As you say in your essay this affliction has a long history and each generation has a role to play in beating it. Put another way picking up the arrow shot by the previous generation where it has fallen and shooting it forward.
Let’s diabeat this thing xxxx
well done Mary-Anne xx
Blessings to you all Mem
Go for it, legend! Much love from afar from an old friend of your Mum's. (Not too weird, I hope.)
Very informative post from Michael, learnt a lot, good on you guys
I didn't know you were participating as well. What a tricky way to get more sponsorship!! Good luck.
Remember that school trip to Canberra? We made you sleep on the couch so your mother wouldn’t wake us up, hope this can make up for that.
You’re the absolute best.
You wouldn’t know your struggle at first glance mod, I have so much respect for you seeing how motivated you can be with anything you set your mind to. Not to mention you’re also a ripped beast 😎
Go long, go far, bröther
Go get them chief! I there is a man who could conquer the world walking it’s you! 🚶♀️ 💪
Absolute champ and 100% support your cause
What a way to bring in 20 years xo good luck Mod!!!
Good on you Pat
I had no idea man, really admire how you've managed it. Good luck!