We help childrenwith Type 1 Diabetesfeel like a kid again
Help A Diabetic Child (HADC) purchases diabetes medical supplies, insulin, medical office visits, and mental health services for children and college students with Type 1 Diabetes whose families struggle to afford these life-sustaining services.
For our Founders,the HADC purposeis a personal one
On December 22, 2010, Tami & Joe Balavage’s 16-year-old son, Michael, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The diagnosis quickly taught them two very important lessons. The first; this disease would redefine how Michael lives his daily life, and the second; the cost of managing the disease would be a great financial burden, even with health insurance.
Three years later, Tami & Joe founded Help A Diabetic Child to help provide financial stability and emotional comfort for families devastated by a Type 1 diagnosis.
How we help
Our purpose in action
We work with pharmacies and distributors of diabetic medical supplies to lower our operating costs and help more children get life-saving insulin and medical supplies.
We coordinate and negotiate to pay reduced rates for visits with Endocrinologists and Psychologists so a child can get the physical and mental care they need.
We provide helpful resources and community programs to support individuals as they continue to manage their diabetes.