When our now 17 year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 15 months, our world came crashing down. After the initial shock, we knew we had to pick ourselves up and help our daughter by closely monitoring her diet, testing her blood sugar levels six to seven times a day and changing her insulin pump site every two days.
As fortunate as we were to have the best medical advice, we knew that there were others around the world who were not that fortunate.
We believe that no child should have to endure the many restrictions and complications of diabetes in a world where there is technology and capital to combat the disease.
In 2008, we founded a non-profit, Heroes Against Diabetes in Africa where we provide families in need with diabetic supplies, including insulin, as well as educational fees to allow more children to attend school and have a pathway for a future.
Enable the poorest of the poor escape poverty permanently.