Spotlight: Scot Aurelius

As we begin our new fiscal year at JDRF , we welcome our new Board of Directors President, Scot Aurelius. Scot has passion and faith in the JDRF mission and has a great collaborative history with our Chapter. Having lived with type one diabetes for twenty-five years, he has more hope for a cure than […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Newman

A Generational Force In 1983 when Debbie Newman and her husband Dr. Stephen Newman first received then five year old daughter Emile’s type one diabetes (T1D) diagnosis, they were frightened but also familiar with the lifestyle. “T1D care has changed dramatically since I watched my father sterilize his glass syringes by boiling them in a […]

Top 10 Advances in T1D Research

JDRF-supported progress in fiscal year 2014 JDRF sets ambitious goals for progress in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research each year because our supporters inspire us to aim higher. We invite you to read about the real impact our strategic plan is making and hope you are as inspired as we are as each of these […]

Summer Travel Tips with Kim Rossi

Last Month at our Orlando Outreach event, Kim Rossi, CDE at Nemours Children’s Hospital, shared some great summer tips. If you are traveling far or staying close to home you just need to remember to be prepared. Here are a few tips to remember during your travels. First remember to have AND wear a medical […]

Spotlight: Melissa and Hannah Royer

“She is my hero, seeing what it takes for her to manage her diabetes and her anxiety every minute of every day takes such strength and courage.  I am very proud of her.” Melissa and Hannah Royer are a mother and daughter type 1 diabetes advocacy powerhouse. Hannah Royer was diagnosed at the age of […]

Brother and Sister Climb Mountains for a Cure

Haley and Ethan Maurice have a lofty goal. On July 16 they will embark on a three-week hike from Yosemite to Mount Whitney. The 221-mile trek will take them on the John Muir Trail from Yosemite National Park to the highest peak in the continental United States. The siblings will backpack by themselves with no […]

New Family Spotlight: The Knoop Family

The Knoop family, James, Leanne, Jackson, and Brielle, are a resilient, inspiring family full of hope and with a unique story; all but one of the small family of four have type one diabetes. Although this young family’s journey has just begun, Leanne’s journey with type one began at the University of Central Florida when […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Krieman

Andrew Krieman is a devoted supporter to everyone he meets. When his neighbor’s child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2007, he jumped right in to help raise awareness and find a cure. It started by helping with the Gala and before he knew it, he was co-chairing the event. Since then, he has connected with and […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Lucas

Like many families when first faced with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Sarah Lucas and her husband Don found themselves in unfamiliar waters, anxious and overwhelmed when their daughter Mary was diagnosed in 1998. “We weren’t certain what to do, but we knew we had to do something that would help us gain a foothold, and […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Roos

Barbara Roos has earned the unofficial title of “Gala Matriarch” at the JDRF Georgia Chapter, and for good reason. For years she has led the charge, collaborating with staff and community leaders to ensure that the most effective chairs, honorees and committee members are recruited for their Hope for a Cure Gala. Barbara and her […]