John Cutter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in July 2008 at age 18, just one month before going off to Anna Maria College to study fire science and play Division 3 lacrosse. He is a Lieutenant Firefighter and Paramedic at MASSPORT. John also serves on the Massachusetts Task Force 1 (MA-TF1), a specialized rescue organization comprised of highly trained Firefighters, Technical Rescue Technicians, Medical Professionals, Canine Handlers, Engineers, Physicians and Civilians with specialty skills from various cities and departments located throughout New England. MA-TF1 is one of 28 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces spread throughout the continental United States trained and equipped to handle any emergency or disaster that may arise. John is also an advocate for patient access for affordable T1D therapy and technology and enjoys spending his spare time playing ice hockey and golf.
To learn more about John and hear him share his story, join us at the JDRF Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 10 at 1 p.m. at the Reebok Headquarters in Boston. Kindly RSVP: jdrf-ne.org/JDRFAwardsCeremony2019.