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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Analeigh’s Story

Hello! My name is Analeigh Hughes and I’m one of the JDRF Advocacy Interns for the spring 2018 semester! I’m finishing up my sophomore year at the University of Maryland, College Park where I’m majoring in multiplatform journalism and minoring in public leadership. I’m originally from Rockland County, New York, but I’ve quickly grown to […]

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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Ashlyn’s Story

Hi everyone! My name is Ashlyn Donohue and I am originally from a small town in New York called Pearl River, which is just 45 minutes outside of Manhattan. Currently, I am a junior at The George Washington University majoring in biology and minoring in public health and emergency health services. In my spare time, […]

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Meet Flash, Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF East Tennessee Chapter

Flash Black is the Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF East Tennessee Chapter. He became involved with JDRF when his son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of two. The local chapter of JDRF (then called the JDF) reached out while his son was still in the hospital, and Flash and […]

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Meet Andrea, Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF North Florida Chapter

Andrea Carlile is the Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for the JDRF North Florida Chapter. She and her son, Crew attended the JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress in Washington, DC together! Andrea’s first type 1 diabetes (T1D) connection was her brother, who was diagnosed as an adult during his final year of graduate school. Later on, her […]

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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Will’s Story

My name is Will Jennette and I am a senior at George Mason University studying Conflict Analysis and Resolution. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 18, during February of my senior year in high school. Adjusting to such an impactful disease was not an easy life transition to make, especially as […]

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Interning in the Advocacy Office – Jeffrey’s Story

My name is Jeffrey Peterson and I am thrilled to be working in the JDRF Advocacy office this summer! I am from Burlington, Vermont and attending The George Washington University. I am a rising sophomore majoring in Political Communications with a double minor in Public Health and Political Science. I spend a lot of my […]

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Life with T1D

When Our Greatest Supporters Are Our Greatest Motivators

Jackie Giovanoni, who was working as a Lilly sales representative when her husband was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), is motivated by him to stay involved, help fight for a cure and support the T1D community. “We’re one another’s greatest supporters. He recognizes that his health is important not only to him but to […]

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A JDRF Love Story

Things you might expect to find at a JDRF support group: information, mentoring, type 1 diabetes (T1D) toolkits and connection with the broader T1D community. Things you might be surprised to find at a JDRF support group: your future spouse. JDRF prides itself on being a full-service organization for people with T1D and their loved […]

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