Coleson Muirhead was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 8, Labor Day weekend 2009. This was a life changing diagnosis that would forever mean 24/7 management – no breaks, no days off, no vacations. Ever.
Team Coleson was created a month after his diagnosis and has worked the past 9 years to raise money to support the JDRF, who is leading the fight against type 1 diabetes (T1D) by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D. We believe in their great mission and we’ve seen first hand the changes in the quality of care made in Coleson’s life, which were a direct result of research funded by JDRF.
This will be our last year as Team Coleson, as he will be a senior and then in college fall of 2020. We raised just under $40,000.00 last year and in this our last year, we’d like to raise $52,698.00 to reach a total of $200,000 raised for JDRF over the past 10 years.
Thank you all for your support over the past decade. We could not accomplish what we have without the love, prayers, friendships and financial support of so many of you.