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Why HADC matters to Alyssa Danner, healthcare provider & T1D advocate

Living and caring with Type 1 Diabetes.

My name is Alyssa Danner and I have had type 1 diabetes since the age of 7 (almost 16 years). I am a Registered Nurse at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. I also serve as my unit’s “Diabetes Champion” and work with the Diabetes Nurse Educator providing education to patients all over the hospital. 
 
While I was in nursing school, I volunteered as a camp counselor for Help A Diabetic Child (HADC), as well as helped collect supplies for children – that otherwise – would not have had access to lifesaving medical supplies. 
 

In my work, every day I meet people with diabetes that are struggling to afford necessities - that is why I continue to support HADC."

The importance of Help A Diabetic Child.

In my work, every day I meet people with diabetes that are struggling to afford necessities – that is why I continue to support HADC. HADC’s efforts have allowed many children to have lifesaving supplies, attend doctor appointments, and overall lead happier, healthier lives with diabetes. Every child deserves equal access to diabetes resources. HADC is incredible in that it serves as both a resource – easing the burden on children and their families – while providing a network of support. As a healthcare provider with T1D, I am grateful to be a part of an organization like HADC, which will continue to improve the lives of children with diabetes.