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Mother and Daughter, Side by Side

“She’s just like her mother,” is something I never wanted to hear about my daughter.  When my oldest daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, at the age of four, my husband and I were devastated like all families are. I knew the life I had dreamed of for my daughter had been drastically altered. Carefree […]

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Meet Beth, the Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF Palmetto Chapter in South Carolina

Beth McCrary, our Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for the JDRF Palmetto Chapter in South Carolina, is no stranger to the type 1 diabetes (T1D) world. Beth has three loved ones personally connecting her to T1D: her daughter, her nephew, and her nephew’s wife. When her daughter Hannah was diagnosed in 2008 at age seven, Beth was […]

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Meet Michael, the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF’s Coastal Carolina Branch

Michael Mattis is the Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for JDRF’s Coastal Carolina Branch in Wilmington, North Carolina. When his 10-year-old younger brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 1998, it was only natural that he and his family became involved with JDRF. It wasn’t until his daughter, Eve, was diagnosed with T1D at […]

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Interning in the Advocacy office – Bridget’s Story

Hello everyone, my name is Bridget Anshus and I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Go Pack Go!).  I am currently a sophomore at American University on the path to complete the Communications, Law Institutes, Economics and Government Interdisciplinary major with a minor in Marketing as well as a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies. I am really interested […]

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