Tugce Uzun

Our Story

Her name is Tugce.

Three years into her long and adventurous life, she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. 


‘It’ll be okay, they’ll be able to treat it’

‘There must be a cure for it somehow’

‘She should just stop eating sugary foods’


No. Let me tell you something. Something many people do not know. Type 1 Diabetes can not be cured.


Coming back to Tugce, three years later and she is now 6 years old, turning 7 very soon. She’s in grade 1 and has her very own talents to whom she shares with us all. She has learned so much within the three years, adapted her very own little body to deal with the pains it takes to keep her alive every single day and that never-ending smile she shares with us that sweeps away all of her worries.


She carries not only the pain of living with diabetes, but she also carries a little machine that is attached to her little fragile body. She carries scars all over her body from daily injections of insulin. Oh don’t worry, she is no different to you and me. She carries a beating heart, she is breathing and she is the most caring little child I’ve ever met. She is with us.


Being the youngest aunty and a best friend of Tugce taught me that there is honestly nothing worse than watching a younger you suffering from something they don’t deserve to have. 


We are taking part in JDRF One Walk to turn type one into type none!


Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any time. It affects more than 120,000 Australian families, and 7 people are diagnosed every day.


So our team is walking with the #JDRFbluearmy to raise funds for research to cure, prevent and better treat type 1 diabetes.

Please DONATE NOW and support our walk to change the lives of Australians living with T1D.


Thank you.

 

 

Our Completed Missions in the JDRF Blue Army

Uploaded a pic Set fundraising target Shared on social media Raised $500 – 'squad' status Raised $1000 – 'platoon' status Raised $2500 – 'commando' status Raised $5000 – 'special-ops' status Reached fundraising goal

Thank you to our Sponsors

$550

The Guneys Youngest

From; Tugra, Nisa, Ecrin, Tugce, Funda, Atilla, Koray, Ishak, Iliyas, Yusuf & Yagiz Efe. ❤❤❤

$500

Elif Uzun

You are amazing ❤❤❤

$312

Nilufer Besiroglu

❤❤

$250

Zerrin & Tar?k Er

$250

Zekiye Aycicek

Love you!

$250

Kemal Guney

Aslan parcasi

$208

Mustafa Guney

$200

Rukiye Guney

😘

$124.80

Kubra Guney

Love u

$124.80

Zeynep Guney

$124.80

Sevil Besiroglu

Love you 😍

$124.80

Ceyda Guney

Go hard beautiful ❤️

$100

Dursun Guney

$100

Dursun & Hatice Savuk

$62.40

Saadet Guney

Legend 😘😘😘😘

$41.60

Ebru Guney

We have got this 💪

$30

Anonymous

💖

$20.80

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