Nine years after David Levy's son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), David is the first to reach out with a reassuring phone call to other families facing new diagnoses. And as a member of the JDRF New York City Chapter, David has reached out in so many other ways, broadcasting JDRF's mission far and wide.
There is no harder working retiree in southeast Michigan than JDRF volunteer Marvin Daitch. Marvin was introduced to type 1 diabetes nearly 20 years ago, an event that would map a new course for his life, and even become a calling.
Michelle Crouse, of the JDRF Alabama Chapter, has been a caring volunteer, a dedicated advocate, and, quite literally, the calm in a storm. Now her 13-year-old son Cameron, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age two, is taking up the family tradition with his own volunteer and advocacy work.
Linda Wright has been a teacher, a salesperson and manager in a marketing company, and now a chef and the owner of her own catering business. She says, “Volunteering with JDRF incorporates all those professions.”
When Kevin Wehrenberg became concerned about the media’s portrayal of type 1 diabetes (T1D) during the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, he contacted the Los Angeles Chapter, wanting to discuss the issue. The chapter’s executive director was impressed and soon asked Kevin to join the local Board.
Since the beginning, Randie and Bobby Harmelin have answered every call to action. When their daughter Stephanie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 12, the family rolled up their sleeves and quickly learned how to help their daughter manage the disease. Then they set out to help find a cure.
Three months before her wedding in 1972, Debbie Nuzzo, then 19, was cheerfully preparing to walk down the aisle and start her