EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY)- The 4th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes will take place at Imperial Valley College.
Matthew and Stephen Jaime, are both impacted by the long lasting health condition and say more needs to be done in the Imperial Valley.
Most of the resources for people with diabetes are in San Diego
“I came from a family full of type one diabetics and most of us you know like I said a lot of the resources just aren’t coming down here to the imperial valley and as a clinician I also see these patients with diabetes as well we just wanted to be a part of bring resources to our community or people,” said Mathew Jaime.
This weekend, the brothers are hosting the fourth annual juvenile diabetes research foundation walk.
The goal of the walk to raise awareness, bring more resources to the Imperial Valley and find a cure for type one diabetes.
“we really try to help anyone with diabetes whether they have type one type two that just been my lifeline goal. That’s why I got into nursing because I wanted to help people with diabetes through the education program we offer here in imperial county. I tent to help a lot of people with diabetes,” said Stephen Jaime
With diabetes being a part of their family both brothers say it they were inspired.
“I was diagnosed in 2012, my brother was diagnosed with type one diabetes in 1986 and niece was diagnosed with type one diabetes in 2019,” said Mathew.
“When I was a kid and I found out that their kids around me had one type of diabetes , I liked to go out and show them that you can live a normal life with diabetes, you just have to know how to take care of it, that’s what really inspired me,” said Stephen.
The walk will take place Saturday, November 5, 2022 on the track & field of Imperial Valley College (west side of the campus).
Arrival/registration is at 8:00 a.m. with the kick-off taking place at 8:30 a.m.
To sign up or to donate to the Imperial Valley team, the community can follow this link.
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