BENEFITING: Beyond Type 1
ORGANIZER: Beyond Type 1
I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for over 54 years and am proud to serve on the Leadership Council for Beyond Type 1. To me, it’s the most important thing for any child to be aware that there are other people like them, and that they’re all okay.
What has intrigued me about Beyond Type 1 is the fact that it’s such a contemporary organization that’s using social media in a very effective and more productive way. I joined Instagram just to be a part of the "Living Beyond" campaign. I wanted to get out and say, ‘I’m just like you, and you’re like me, and I’m okay, and I’m a face — an older face — for Type 1'.
I am living more comfortably than I ever thought possible thanks to technology and improvements in management. For me now, it is about making life better for young people. They deserve an opportunity to live without this disease, this has gone on for far too long.
About Beyond Type 1: Beyond Type 1 is a new brand of philanthropy leveraging the power of social media and technology, changing what it means to live with a chronic disease. By educating the global community about this autoimmune disease, as well as providing resources and support for those living with Type 1, we will bridge the gap from diagnosis to cure, empowering people to both live well today and funding a better tomorrow. We are here to disrupt diabetes.
EIN: 47-3336640 • http://www.beyondtype1.org