With support from people like you, we have provided grants to 180 children with type 1 diabetes who are underinsured. Here are some of their stories.
Zaria received help to purchase a FreeStyle Libre CGM
"Zaria is now able to manage her blood sugar so much better! I can already see that the FreeStyle Libre is making such a difference!"
--- Regina Vontongeln, proud Mom from Arkansas
Addison Frazier received a grant to help her financially afford her daily supplies in 2019.
"Thank you so much Diabetes Will's Way! We greatly appreciate all of your help."
--- Alexis Frazier, proud mom from Indiana
Samantha Strohschein received help obtaining a T-Slim insulin pump in 2020.
"It means a lot! You guys are amazing!"
--- Shaniane Strohschein, proud Mom from Wyoming
Ryan received help purchasing an Omnipod insulin pump in 2019.
"thank you so much - Ryan hopes to be a doctor someday!"
--- Michelle Vick, proud Mom from Arizona
Emily Nealy received help purchasing a Dexcom CGM in 2020.
"You guys are amazing"
--- Rose Nealy, proud Mom from Indiana
Darby Gravitt received help purchasing an Omnipod insulin pump in 2019.
"Thank you for helping us and other families like you do. We are truly grateful."
--- Day Gravitt, proud Mom from Kentucky
Ayannah Majors received help purchasing an Insulin pump in 2015.
"In 2020 Ayannah and classmates held a fundraiser for Diabetes Will's Way. In Ayannah's opinion being able to help made up for missing her eighth grade dance and graduation."
--- Relayed by LaNikka Julian, proud Mom from Indiana
Sara Grace received help with medical bills associated with her diagnosis.
"Thank you so much! This will take a huge stress off my shoulders. I appreciate you and everyone associated with Diabetes Will's Way!!
--- Taylor Patton, proud mom from Alabama
Chase Fryer received an Emergency Cash Grant to help with his daily diabetic supplies in 2019.
"This grant is so appreciated!"
--- Keven Fryer, Proud Dad from Indiana
"She’s a trooper; a real fighter. She is such an athlete at heart. She’s not going to let type 1 diabetes win. I don't know what we would do without her CGM and Diabetes Will's Way. ”
---Kathy Haupert, proud mother.
Bradley Goad received an insulin pump in 2016.
"Bradley is doing great with his insulin pump. His blood sugars are managed much better now. Thank you to Will's Way for the financial assistance. It was appreciated more than you know."
--- Terry Goad, proud Dad from Ohio.
Brayden Corson received a continuous glucose monitor in 2015.
"Thank you so very much for giving us a grant enabling us to get a CGM for Brayden. Words cannot truly express the relief and joy you have brought to us. The process happened so fast and we couldn't be more happy. I think what you are doing is awesome, and if I could do anything for you or your organization just let me know. I promise to pay it forward. We have the system up and running. It's such a relief. I can't say it enough but thank you so much. I can not thank you enough for making a dream come true. This is truly the best Christmas!"
--- Doug and Stacey Corson, proud parents from Illinois.
Andy VanCuren received a new insulin pump in 2015.
"Last Spring I was blessed to be able to receive a gift of love and kindness from Will’s Way. I had problems with my pump and needed a functioning pump as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, my pump was out of warranty and the cost for a new pump was high. I heard about Will’s Way from my doctors office, and I am so grateful I did. They were able to help me tremendously and with so much kindness. Will’s Way has an amazing team and I hope they can continue to help many people with circumstances similar to mine. "
--- Andy VanCuren, T1D warrior from Indiana.
Ross McFeely received an insulin pump in 2015.
"Thank you so much for everything you helped us with!"
---Shannon McFeely, proud mother from Indiana.
Skylar Oaks received an insulin pump in 2015.
"We just got the insulin pump, and all the supplies to last for a year. Thank you soooooo much for all you have helped us with!"
--- Melanie Collins, proud mother from Tennessee.