Central Florida La Crosse Riders

Thousands of riders come out every year to support the Ride to Cure Diabetes. Julie Jaworski, Gerri Leaman, Amy Sica, Jennifer Mavrofrides, Carla Voorhees and Tricia Edison-Stone raised more than $25,000 for T1D research and rode a total of 600 miles at the La Crosse, WI ride. The La Crosse ride alone this year had […]

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 […]

Community Spotlight: Alex Turner

Alex Turner was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 11 years old. Since his diagnosis, Alex and his family have been determined to fundraise for T1D research until a cure is found. In the 15 years since his diagnosis, the Turner family has raised and donated over $200,000 to JDRF! Today, Alex is […]

Get Your Flu Shot & Help JDRF!

We’ve just made it easier for JDRF supporters to stay happy and healthy this flu season and support type 1 diabetes (T1D) research at the same time. Just stop in your favorite Walgreens or Duane Reade for your flu shot* between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, 2013, and we’ll donate $1 (up to $100,000) to […]

The March to Washington!

School woes and school crushes, true friends and true frenemies, demanding teachers and demanding parents. These are all topics that loop in a teenage girl’s mind. Fourteen-year-old Cerriah Delgado and her 12-year-old sister Alexis are no exception. They still gush about Disney, sing, dance and worry about what to wear – except this time, they’re […]

An Open Letter to All Grandparents

Dear Grandparents, On June 13, 2011, our granddaughter was diagnosed with T1D.  Although symptoms prepared us for the news, we still were not prepared for the reality.  It seemed so surreal – this could not be happening to our family. My wife and I quickly realized we needed to be proactive and play a meaningful […]

Who’s #1? MOM

Join us as we honor the back bone of JDRF and the Central Florida Chapter: Moms. Honor the mothers who manage to fill so many roles every day while battling T1D within themselves or in their children. Living with and/or caring for someone with T1D is a full time job in addition to the many […]

Volunteer Spotlight-Gerri Leaman

Volunteer Spotlight-Gerri Leaman

  Gerri has been a tremendous volunteer with JDRF for many years. Her granddaughter Hannah has T1D and their Walk Team is one of our top fundraising families for the Orlando Walk! “Gerri’s dedication and passion for JDRF is visible the moment you meet her. Whether she is helping in the office or speaking to […]