2015 JDRF Promise Gala

JDRF Promise Gala Raises Record $945,000! (Omaha, Nebraska) JDRF raised $945,000 for research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) at their 18th Annual Promise Gala – “Rockin’ for a Cure.” On Saturday, February 28th more than 730 guests enjoyed a night of fun and excitement with Honorary Chairs, Alison and Dan O’Neill […]

JDRF TypeOneNation

JDRF TypeOneNation

JDRF Heartland Chapter 2015 TypeOneNation! On Saturday, January 24, the JDRF Heartland Chapter hosted its annual TypeOneNation Outreach Event at the Embassy Suites, Omaha-La Vista. More than 200 people attended the event, with over 70 families from Omaha, Lincoln, and greater Nebraska! The event was a great opportunity to meet other individuals living with type 1 diabetes […]

2015 Ride to Cure Diabetes

2015 Ride to Cure Diabetes

Ready, Set, Ride! Join us for the 2015 Ride to Cure Diabetes – be part of the team that moves us towards a cure with every mile pedaled and every dollar raised. The Ride is an experience like no other – a destination cycling event that takes place in several stunning locations across the United […]

Meet Elliot Brown – 67 years with T1D

Meet Elliot Brown – 67 years with T1D

Dear Friends, I can only hope that what follows will provide encouragement to all those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to do their best to manage their diabetes. On August 15, 1947, I was diagnosed with T1D. I had lost 25 pounds in two weeks, while working at a factory to earn tuition for […]

Join the Steinauer Family – Turn Type One into Type None

“The future depends on what you do today.” ― Mahatma Gandhi On March 23, 2000, our family sat in a hospital room with our 15 month old son, Ben, learning everything to survive life with this monster they call type 1 diabetes (T1D). The doctors told us just to keep Ben alive insulin must be […]

Family Walk Team Highlight: Purple Panther Pumpers

Meet the Purple Panther Pumpers Walk Team! Small towns are about community and I love that our community has been so generous to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes family team, the Purple Panther Pumpers. Not only do we walk in honor of my daughter, Claire, who was diagnosed at the age of five (now […]

Family Team Highlight – Wyatt’s Warriors

Family Team Highlight – Wyatt’s Warriors

Our son, Wyatt was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of 17 months.  It was tough to poke his little fingers and inject 5 insulin shots into his little body daily.  It was also quite a challenge managing a toddler’s food intake.  Wyatt has been wearing an insulin pump since he was […]

Family Team Highlight – Dunn with Diabetes

Family Team Highlight – Dunn with Diabetes

My name is Chris Dunn.  My husband, Bob, and I have four children.  Our oldest child, Nolan, was diagnosed with T1D (type 1 diabetes) when he was two years old.  We have been living with T1D for over seven years.  During that time, our family team has been actively involved in the JDRF Walk to […]

Family Team Highlight – Hogan’s Heroes

Family Team Highlight – Hogan’s Heroes

The first day of diagnosis is like someone coming up to you and kicking you as hard as they can, right in the gut. You know nothing about this ugly disease and you’re scared to tears. You try to be strong for your child but they end up being your strength and inspiration. Our son […]