Courtney Pitson

JDRF Blue Army Jump

Help me turn type1 into typeNone

I'm jumping out of a plane to support JDRF in their mission to find a cure for t1d. 

Type 1 diabetes can strike anyone at any time, and 7 Australians are diagnosed every day. Diagnosis means a 24/7 fight with no break and facing an extra 180 decisions a day to remain safe and healthy. 

I’ve been a #type1 for twenty two years this year. I’ve suffered from mini strokes, a seizure, and now am facing complications with my kidneys and lesions on my eyes. My dad is also a type 1 and has been for 45+ years. I always remember my parents used to say that they were hopeful for a cure in my lifetime, because one in my dads wasn’t possible. 

Before my 22 years turns into 45+ I am hopeful for a cure. I would love to not spend everyday dealing with the harsh reality of this disease. It’s so exhausting physically and mentally. Every day is an uphill battle and a balancing act. For me, I am constantly grieving the normality of life that I never knew. 

The only thing I am equally as terrified of as my diabetes is heights. Second floor apartments are too high for me. So please help me fight both my major battles!! 

Any donation is much appreciated! 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$500

Kellie Allender

Thank you for being an inspiration to all women

$261

Rob

If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough. Go Courts!

$250

Anonymous

Thank you for raising awareness. Sharing your story is so important. You are a star.

$250

Brumbies Man

Good luck Courts!!!! - Love your commitment to everything you do!

$105.44

Josh C

$104.40

Mary Krix

$104.40

Julie

Continue to inspire, Courtney

$104.40

Kerry Knight

This is an amazing thing you are doing Courtney and I'm sure you will do it really well like everything you do and deal with every day. Good luck and hope you enjoy the experience!

$104.40

Ally Calderazzo

Great work, Courtney!

$104.40

Caitlin Macafee

proud of you my c².

$104.40

Matt B

$104.40

Prescott Pym

You’re an inspiration to us! Good luck!

$104.40

Shaun Watson

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Regan Knight

$104.40

Cl :-p

Getting you over the line! Go Courts!

$100

Chris Appleton

$100

Mark Stones

The skateboarding didn't work out so well, just imagine how much damage you can do with this!

$100

Carolyn Mason

$73.08

Alex Rav

$52.20

Hannah

$52.20

Caoimhe M

$52.20

Jo Copeland

Confronting your fears and doing good for the world. Good on you!

$52.20

Grace Kelly

Proud of you, you got this girl!

$52.20

Alex

$52.20

Hossein Tayebi

$52.20

Sagar

With you in this Champ!

$52.20

Sally Shanahan

Pics or it didn’t happen

$50

Anonymous

Good luck!

$50

Anthony O’sullivan

$26.10

Erin

$26.10

Chris S

$26.10

Mark Matthews

$26.10

Bernadette Cross

$10.44

Tarik Berbou

I hope you will find a cure for my Mother and all people need it

$10.44

Dulip Gamage