One on One – July

One on One – July

Many people become involved with JDRF because they have a family member with Type 1, or because they personally are Type 1. However, it isn’t as common to find someone who is both personally effeted and has a Type 1 child. Someone who, although is multilaterally-effected, has not let diabetes stand in her way, or […]

Volunteer Spotlight – July

Volunteer Spotlight – July

Compassionate. Kind. Committed. You may know somebody who possesses one of those qualities, but if you know a sweet, helpful JDRF Suncoast volunteer who exemplifies all 3 of those qualities, then you’ve probably met Kristanne Korsch! Kristanne is one of our most faithful volunteers, always ready at a moment’s notice to jump in and do […]

One-on-One – June

One-on-One – June

We all know that our teens are running around from one activity to the next, but that is literally the case with Alyssa Danner! She is one busy young lady who is not letting T1D slow her down. She is a role model not only to pre-teen girls, but to all of us about living […]

Volunteer Spotlight – June

Volunteer Spotlight – June

JDRF Volunteer Spotlight ~ June 2015 Written by Paige Ryan Every volunteer, employee, or researcher associated with JDRF was brought to their chapter or line of work for different reasons; however, one constant remains true: We all want a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. This month’s Spotlight Volunteer, although exceedingly humble when it comes to […]

2015 Children’s Congress Delegate – Hannah Carlo

2015 Children’s Congress Delegate – Hannah Carlo

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Hannah is a born leader, certified scuba instructor and JV lacrosse player. As a member of Star Leadership, she has worked on solutions to important problems in her community. She’s also led the charge against T1D by speaking publicly about her experience with the disease as a JDRF […]

One on One – May

One on One – May

Being a teenager in our rapidly modernizing world can be strenuous enough, but add a chronic, autoimmune disease to the mix, and some days can test one’s limits. In addition to worrying about your GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and managing sports, jazz band, and friends, you have to worry about your A1C, insulin-to-carb ratios, and blood […]

Volunteer Spotlight – May

Volunteer Spotlight – May

If I had to come up with one word to describe Tricia Rudd, it would be “Supermom”! She is the JDRF Suncoast Chapter Advocacy Chair and an Executive Board Member, as well as being a busy Mom of four vivacious children. Tricia’s 13 year old daughter, Emmabella, is the inspiration for her commitment to JDRF. […]

One on One – April

One on One – April

As Robert H. Schuller once said, “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.” Anyone who has been personally or had a family member diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes knows that it takes much more than just insulin and testing your blood sugar to maintain control of this disease. A myriad of factors are imperative […]

Volunteer Spotlight – April

Volunteer Spotlight – April

Do you need some inspiration to become a JDRF volunteer? Meet Michelle Lang, a mom on a mission to cure type 1 diabetes! She stays motivated for two very important reasons ~ her teenage sons, Joseph and Andrew, are both living life with T1D. Michelle is doing all that she can to raise awareness and […]