"This was our annual participation in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes. Our niece, Calista, was diagnosed at three years old, she is eight years old now. Her daddy was killed in a tragic car accident in March 2007 and we missed the 2007 JDRF walk. Her daddy, Michael, always did the sponsorships, designing, and coordination for this annual walk, along with his now widow, Chrystal. They together have/had four children, Calista being their only girl and the eldest. They have since moved away to Minnesota, too far from our core family support and we miss them more than words can express, but their mom wanted to start a new leaf on life. So, being that our entire family shares in the passion of hunting, Calista's Uncle Ed came up with the team name "Hunting for a Cure 2008." Our O's and zeros were target symbols with a deer in the center. The backs of our shirts read "JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Benefiting Calista, In Memory of Michael." The green camo was offset with hot-pink lettering, Calista's favorite color. We shared an emotional walk, but enjoyable, and we had a memorable day together."
- MichelleMac (Sep 23, 2008)