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Latoya Goodsell

Latoya Goodsell

Dear Friends,

I hope you will consider supporting my participation on Team Hopkins Kids at this year's Baltimore Running Festival as I run to raise money for patients receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

As you may know, my daughter Jayla is a Hopkins Children's Patient. All contributions made to my page will go towards treated kids like Jayla and benefit the Endocrinology department at JHCC.

For those who don't know, here is Jayla's story:

When our daughter, Jayla, was 10 months-old, Dan and I noticed unexplained weight loss. She was drinking more bottles than usual, and her diapers needed frequent changing, more than her siblings’ at that age. Concerned, I took Jayla to a local emergency room.

In military school at Fort Gordon, Dan received the frightening news: Jayla, diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, needed to be airlifted to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. At Johns Hopkins, doctors admitted Jayla to the pediatric intensive care unit. He packed a bag and joined me and our family.

While there is no cure for Type 1 diabetes, it is manageable and with the right care Jayla could live a normal life, we were told. Before she could be discharged, we had to learn how to inject Jayla with the insulin required to keep her alive.

Today, Jayla is insulin-dependent, but thanks to an insulin pump, she no longer needs shots. The pump regulates her glucose levels and provides the needed amount of insulin to keep her stable.

Today, Jayla is 10, lives a happy, healthy life, returning to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center every three months for check-ups to ensure her treatment plan is effective. She loves playing soccer and basketball, and her favorite subjects are math and science. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

This cause is very dear to me, and I'll appreciate all the support I can get!
Together we can make a difference! Best - Latoya


raised of $1,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. TBThe Bectons
Praying for continued health and success!
2. SCSusan Coster
3. JBJessica Bloom
4. IIris
5. NWNicole Ward
You're an inspiration!
6. KrKatie Ramirez
Love my girl Jayla, she inspires me everyday