Hiking for a Cure: Brother and Sister Trek 221 Miles to Raise Money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

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Check out these numbers: 20 days, 221 miles, 500,000 steps, 46,000 feet climbed.

Sounds difficult, doesn’t it?

Well, take a look at these numbers too: 77 high blood sugars, 56 low blood sugars, 5,732 CGM readings, 103 finger pricks, 1,598 units of insulin.

This second set is what fifteen-year-old Haley Maurice underwent to complete what she and her brother, Ethan, aptly coined, “Summit Diabetes,” a 221-mile hike across the Sierra Nevada. Yet, hands down, the most impressive number is this: 1. Haley and Ethan put their bodies to the test in order to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), an organization Haley has been involved with since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at eight years old. And now they’re offering a glimpse into their journey.

Check out Haley and Ethan on their tremendous journey! We’re sure you’ll be as impressed as we are.

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G.D. resides in West Michigan. When he isn’t writing (or editing), you can find him outside, riding a bike, reading a book, or just plain running. Other interests include sports (of any kind), music (again, any kind) and cinema (a bit pickier here).