Jamie Kurtzig, one amazing 16-year-old with T1D and a fire in her belly


Screen Shot 2020-07-13 at 3.09.02 PM.pngOne hour ago I received an email through my contact link from Jamie. Jamie is sixteen years old. She got T1D at the age of one and she has already been a speaker for JDRF’s Hope Gala, advocated for diabetes research funding and insulin affordability with members of Congress, writes a blog, worked with Kelly Close of Close Concerns, helped bring the first artificial pancreas clinical trial to India – and published a book of poems  – Onederland – about T1D, “sunsets and worn-out shoes,” as she says. I already feel very old and very unaccomplished.

Jamie is donating the book’s profits to diabetes nonprofits like JDRF, diaTribe and Beyond Type 1.

With a purchase of Jamie’s book you can help fund some of our favorite diabetes organizations, especially during this time when fundraising is harder than ever.

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