A Personal Note from DRTV Weekly Contributing Editor Sarah Littman

Share this content:

In November 2004, Amie Littman, who had just turned 8, was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. Overnight, her life changed. She has to test her blood sugar, which involves pricking her finger with a lancet, at least four times a day, oftentimes more. Every three days she has an additional needle when we have to change the site for her insulin pump. Some days she feels like a human pincushion, but unlike school and homework, diabetes is not something from which she gets a vacation.

Amie will be insulin dependent the rest of her life. Insulin is not a cure, but it is Amie's life support. It allows her to be a normal, active girl, who loves tennis and swimming. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is working very hard to find a cure and more than 80 percent of funds collected will go directly to diabetes research and finding a cure. JDRF is the largest non-government funder of diabetes research in the world. We still don't know what causes diabetes or why it strikes so suddenly. But with your support, hopefully someday we will find a cure.

To support Amie Littman when she walks for a cure on Oct. 1 click here JDRF or paste link into your browser.


Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Brightcove is the world's leading video platform. The most innovative and respected brands confidently rely on Brightcove to solve their most demanding communication challenges because of the unmatched performance and flexibility of our platform, our global scale and reliability, and our award-winning service. With thousands of customers and an industry-leading suite of cloud video products, Brightcove enables customers to drive compelling business results.

Find out more here »

Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here

Relive the 2017 Marketing Hall of Femme

Click the image above