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When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1994, there were no famous faces or voices championing this disease—at least none that I knew. After a week of terrifying statistics, lists of dos and don’ts and pages of food exchange charts, I sat in a hospital bed with an orange and a syringe of […]
When I think of the number 23, I think about a few things. There’s Michael Jordan. My brother always played basketball, and we grew up watching Michael Jordan play. Jarrod had the shoes, and he always tried to emulate Jordan’s dunking. (Key word there, “tried.”) The number 23 also makes me think about the Psalms. […]
Every year, my friends amaze me. You come with open arms and wallets and support this amazing organization. The research JDRF funds has changed my life in a tangible way. It impacts me on a daily basis. It sustains my life and with recent advances, it will prolong my life. You are quite literally saving […]