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Each month, the JDRF Southwest Ohio staff recognizes a special volunteer who goes above and beyond in supporting the chapter and is a positive ambassador for the organization.

August 2019 Volunteer of the Month
Chris Quarin

Chris Quarin began his journey with JDRF at twelve, just a few short months after his diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Chris became a loyal volunteer after attending his first One Walk in Dayton, and now serves as an intern for JDRF Southwest Ohio. Being an actual member of the T1D community gives him a unique perspective that not all volunteers have, and allows him to relate to other T1D’s better than most, which makes him a valuable member of the team. When asked what his most memorable type one or JDRF moment was, Chris responded, “My most memorable T1D moment was when I worked at diabetes camp in Dayton for the first time ever. Working at the camp gave me a sense of fulfillment that I was actually helping out the T1D community.”  As far as JDRF events go, the One Walk is his favorite, because he loves seeing all the support for T1D participants for that day. This year Chris worked the event for his internship, and said it was a fun day for all involved. When he isn’t dedicating his time to important tasks at the JDRF office, Chris is hanging out with his dog, Sabi, or playing in sand volleyball leagues around Cincinnati. Sabi is also a frequent visitor at the JDRF office, and deserves an honorable mention for lifting office spirits with his visits! Chris’ advice to newly diagnosed T1D’s, is to be patient. He wants to remind others that results will not come in 1 day, but over time it will get better if you’re committed to being the best diabetic possible. Chris wanted to add, “I would like to thank my parents for giving me maximum support over my ten years of having T1D. They have always given me the independence I needed to be the best diabetic I could be and never smothered me about it. Also, I would like to thank the JDRF staff. Working here has been a lot of fun and I enjoy coming into the office every day because it is never boring!” Thank you, Chris, for being a valuable intern and for bringing Sabi in for office visits. JDRF Southwest Ohio appreciates you and all you do!

Previous Honorees:
Jenn Mosier, July 2017
Daniel Feldkamp,August 2017
Mindi Patterson, September 2017
Dawn Bringer, October 2017
Salena Burg, November 2017
Jack Knapke, December 2017
Petra Vester, January 2018
Kate Sandfoss, February 2018
Teresa Ripley, March 2018
Jonathan Boeckling, April 2018
Donna Walker, May 2018
Holly Amann-Pauly, June 2018
Joe Szabo, July 2018
Renee Denton, August 2018
Jill Baker-Braun, September 2018
Todd Carnes, October 2018
Melissa Litke, November 2018
Julie Roettker, December 2018
Tracy Huebner, January 2019
Dick Maloney, February 2019
Eileen Maloney, March 2019
Kim Lucken, April 2019
Stacie Keller, May 2019
Melissa Webber, June 2019
Jonathan Faulkner, July 2019