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Walk for a cause

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Sikeston teen Jordan Crawford looks over plans for the Community Walk to Stop Diabetes that is planned for Sept. 15 at the Sikeston First Assembly Park. Crawford, diagnosed with diabetes two years ago, is trying to increase awareness for the disease while also raising money to help find a cure.
(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
Sikeston teen organizing walk to help stop diabetes

davidj@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- On the outside, Jordan Crawford is just like any other 14-year-old girl.

She goes to school and church, hangs out with friends and plays volleyball and basketball.

On the inside, however, Crawford has a daily fight with diabetes, and now the freshman at Sikeston High School wants to help increase awareness in the Sikeston area by coordinating the Community Walk to Stop Diabetes.

Set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Sikeston First Assembly Park located on North Ingram Road, Crawford hopes that people in the area take notice of the disease that affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States.

"I want people to be more aware of those with diabetes and what it actually takes to be a diabetic and what they have to go through," Crawford said.

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