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Beyond Type 1

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Day 9,125
September 14, 2016

It's Day 1 of the campaign, but it's day 9,125 for me living with type 1 diabetes.  Please consider making a donation to Beyond Type 1 today  See more
Samantha Willner

THE STORY:

My name is Samantha and I've had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for almost 25 years. That is a quarter century of living daily with an incurable disease that requires constant monitoring, endless injections, finger pricks, and relentless fear of complications. 

As a person with T1D, I'm asking for your support of Beyond Type 1 during the Revlon Love is On campaign for two reasons. The first is that BT1 is changing what it means to live with a chronic disease. They are a new brand of philanthropy leveraging the power of social media and technology. By educating the global community about this autoimmune disease, as well as providing resources and support for those living with Type 1, they are bridging the gap from diagnosis to cure, empowering people to both live well today and funding a better tomorrow. 

The second reason I am supporting Beyond Type 1 is that their work in the community has revolutionized my life and changed the way that I think of myself as a person with diabetes. BT1 gave me a voice when I didn't know I had one, allowing me to share the story of my struggle growing up with T1D; a story of depression, anger, sadness, health problems, and eventually, renewal. When this story was published, it healed me, and also opened the conversation for others to share their own struggles, many of which echoed my own. 

Through their social media campaigns, they have united the T1D community and shown us all that we are not alone. Were it not for their wonderful Snail Mail Club, I never would have met Lilah, a 9-year-old girl with T1D who is now my penpal and forever friend. My bond with Lilah is my motivation to make healthy choices, and my bond with the community is my motivation to fundraise, advocate, and raise awareness about T1D. 

Beyond Type 1 has done so much for me and our community, now it's our turn to return the favor. Please consider making a donation today, and ensuring a better future for me and the millions of others living with type 1 diabetes 

http://www.beyondtype1.org

$1,865

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sarah Lucas

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Love You Sammy!

    $25

  • David B

     

  • Bess Kaye

    $25

  • Uncle Mike , Lisi, Zach, Maddie, Max and Yogi

    $100

  • Jamie and Käthe

    $100

  • Cindy & Victor Knapp & Salvatore Serravillo

    $100

  • Mom and Irwin

    $100

  • Ryan Campbell

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Zoe & Max

     

  • Ray

    $25

  • The Badagliacca Family!

    $300

  • Dr. Stephanie Dumanian & Delaire Dental

    $100

  • Anjali Kampschulte

     

  • Michelle OMeara

    $100

  • Dennis S.

    $100

  • Jim and Ronni Oxley

    $100

  • Grant & Chelsea

    $20

  • Dorothy and Lilah

    $25

  • Laurie Adams

     

  • Samantha Wilner

    $50

  • Meghan, Mark, & Olivia Finn

     

  • Mitch and Vicki Gale

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

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93% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $451,390 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Beyond Type 1

Amount Raised

$64,447

 

6% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

DKA Awareness

Amount Raised

$58,443

Fundraiser Title

Nic De Baubigny

Amount Raised

$36,368

Fundraiser Title

The DeNiro Family

Amount Raised

$35,400

 

136% Raised of $26,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charlize McCarter

Amount Raised

$32,170

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer & John Nordstrom

Amount Raised

$31,850

 

64% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Lucas

Amount Raised

$30,325

Fundraiser Title

Lola the Frenchie

Amount Raised

$26,136

 

105% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Mitch and Vicki Gale

Mitch and Vicki Gale

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Meghan, Mark, & Olivia Finn

Meghan, Mark, & Olivia Finn

Ryan Campbell & Samantha Willner 10 months ago

Samantha Wilner

Samantha Wilner

DONATION: $50

For Samantha Wilner and Ryan Campbell and their fight every day! 11 months ago

Laurie Adams

Laurie Adams

In honor of Ryan, Sam & Olivia 11 months ago

Dorothy and Lilah

Dorothy and Lilah

DONATION: $25

we love you 11 months ago

Grant & Chelsea

Grant & Chelsea

DONATION: $20

Great work guys, love yall 11 months ago

Jim and Ronni Oxley

Jim and Ronni Oxley

DONATION: $100

Tribute to Dennis Schlitt 11 months ago

Dennis S.

Dennis S.

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Michelle OMeara

Michelle OMeara

DONATION: $100

For Eire and Callum and Ryan and Sam 11 months ago