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For Austen Shephard and his father Roger, participating together in JDRF’s Jump to Cure Diabetes event in NSW last year was a way of sharing the challenge that Austen faces each day with T1D. Watch Austen’s Jump.
Talking about the challenge of living with T1D and the support he receives from his family, Austen said: “My wife and kids are a great support and really ‘get it’ when it comes to how challenging life is with T1D. Other members of my family have more difficulty understanding what it is and how to deal with it.”
“For my old man that was certainly the case. For him, completing the jump together was as much about overcoming a fear, as a way to show his support for something that he did not fully understand or know how to help in any other way. I knew his apprehension about jumping, but he did it with me and survived. For me, that was the biggest rush,” Austen explained.
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