July Cure Champion

Jeff D’Angelo Our son Jeff was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on November 17, 2008 at the age of 9.  It was absolutely devastating to have his life change so dramatically overnight, as all parents of kids with T1D know. We received our Bag of Hope very soon after we arrived home, and what […]

Jay Hewitt to be in Attendance at Sunday’s Cohasset Triathlon

Jay Hewitt was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes while studying law at the University of South Carolina in 1991. Determined not to let diabetes hold him back, Jay became an elite Ironman® triathlete and three-time member of the US National Team for Long Distance Triathlon. Jay raced for Team USA at the Long Distance Triathlon […]

June Cure Champion

The Jylkka Family Last fall the Jylkka family was shocked that their sweet and energetic 10-year-old, Lila, was diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases: type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease. Luckily, the family found out about the double diagnosis during a routine physical, but regardless Lila spent four days at Mass General accepting her new […]

May Cure Champion

The Yarrish Family It was 9:45 a.m. on February 18, 2015 when the school nurse called me at work. Caleb didn’t have a fever. He wasn’t nauseous and his head didn’t hurt. The only way he could describe how he was feeling was that he just felt “off”. Since he wasn’t one to frequent the […]

April Cure Champion

For the past 21 years, Marshalls has supported JDRF through an annual in-store fundraiser, donations from the TJX Foundation and store support of local JDRF chapters. These combined efforts have resulted in the donation of more than $25 million to JDRF, supporting their imperative mission to find a cure for diabetes. What began with two […]

March Cure Champions

Shari and Robert Cashman In January of 2001, the Cashman family’s life was forever changed when Alyssa, their spunky, warm, compassionate daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) as she was looking forward to her 11th birthday.   In an instant, the family’s daily routine consisted of constant finger pricks, injections at all hours of […]

February 2015 Cure Champion

Katharine Garvey, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital I am a pediatric endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.  I love seeing patients and teaching residents and fellows, and I have a special clinical interest in type 1 diabetes (T1D). In addition to my work seeing […]

January 2015 Cure Champion

On October 27, 2009 my 9-year-old son Joseph, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D).  It was overwhelming coming home from the hospital. My husband and I just looked at each other, in shock that our child’s health, and very life, was in our inexperienced hands. We were lucky to have a small group of […]

December Cure Champion

My family and I have been active supporters since my son, Tommy, was diagnosed in 2009, five years ago this month. Tommy was diagnosed just before Christmas 2009, when he was 14. We went directly from our pediatrician’s office to Children’s Hospital in Boston, and spent the next 3 snowy days and nights going through […]

November Cure Champion

The Levesque Family It is an honor and privilege for our family to be named JDRF’s November Cure Champions.  Reflecting back on where we were seven years ago, brings back an emotional whirlwind of memories.  October, seven years ago, our lives changed forever with Isabelle’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D).  Isabelle had turned 2 […]