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JDRF Teen Volunteer, Kelsey Hyman, Helps Bring Awareness to Type 1 Diabetes

March 24, 2011

When Kelsey Hyman was 7 years old, her younger brother, Andrew was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Through the years, she has found a passion for diabetes awareness and has been a loyal volunteer to the JDRF Greater Dallas Chapter.

Just recently Kelsey achieved her Girl Scout Gold Award through a project she coordinated for JDRF. She created an Educational Video and a brochure explaining what type 1 diabetes is as a sibling of someone with diabetes for other siblings, family members and friends of people living with diabetes. Kelsey then coordinated volunteers to help mass produce these great new resources and packaged them together so that they could be included in JDRF’s Bag of Hope for newly diagnosed families.

Just recently, Kelsey presented her project with JDRF’s Bag of Hope to newly diagnosed parents at a Diabetes 101 class where her resources were very well received. We would like to thank Kelsey for her all of her hard work in making this project successful and congratulate her on achieving her Girl Scout Gold Award! Please feel free to share these great resources with your friends and family to help educate and bring awareness to type 1 diabetes.

Important: These materials are only to be used as a resource for you and your family. You should always consult your doctor or a professional if you have any specific concerns or questions.

For more information about type 1 diabetes and for additional resources, please visit the JDRF Greater Dallas website.  JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and it’s complications through the support of research.

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To learn more about the JDRF Dallas chapter, visit our JDRF Dallas website!

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