Mom gets emotional talking about son’s fight against diabetes

Posted at 7:39 AM, Oct 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-20 07:39:42-04

RICHMOND, Va. - More than 1,000 people walked in Richmond this weekend to raise money in the fight against diabetes.  Saturday's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes raised more than $200,000, according to the American Diabetes Association of Richmond.

While some people used to walk as a way to raise money to fight the disease, others also saw it as an opportunity to connect with other families dealing with diabetes.

"At first, with us finding out about his diabetes, I felt like I was alone," Naketa Funderburk said about her son who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. "Now, I have all these people that are out here, walking for the cause."

Saturday's walk was held at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond. It was one of 200 similar walks held Saturday around the country.