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DYS Heroes End on a High Note

DYS Heroes End on a High Note

Our volunteers are the backbone of DYS. Don and Connie Smith, two of our valuable volunteers,have been raising money for camp for 16 years. This year they raised $30,115. That makes the grand total raised since 2004 – $273,364. Wow! That’s a lot of campers...
Why DYS? Ask Madelynn Whitman

Why DYS? Ask Madelynn Whitman

My name is Madelynn Whitman and I have been a registered nurse for 10 years. My professional background is in school nursing and occupational health and wellness. My first year as a school nurse, parents of a newly diagnosed type 1 student asked DYS to come and train...
Why Camp? Ask Jenn Wagener.

Why Camp? Ask Jenn Wagener.

When your child is diagnosed with type one diabetes a million things goes through your mind. One of the thought was –  how is my child going to get by each day when they grow up.? Will they be able to cope will the daily routine of type one? That was a question...
Why Camp? Ask Morgan Munroe.

Why Camp? Ask Morgan Munroe.

Hi I’m Morgan. I have been a DYS camper since I was seven years old. This summer I will be a counselor for Little Shots and I could not be more excited. I attended Little Shots camp for 3 years and then made my way up to Big Shots for 6 years. Being a camper has...
Kris Freeman: Olympic Champion and T1D Hero

Kris Freeman: Olympic Champion and T1D Hero

Kris Freeman is a 4th time Olympic Team Cross-Country Skier, 15-time U.S. National Champion, and also has type 1 diabetes. Kris was raised in Andover, New Hampshire and aspired to follow in his older brother Justin’s footsteps, who is a former member of the U.S. Ski...
Why Leadership? Ask Emily Yensch.

Why Leadership? Ask Emily Yensch.

Being the only diabetic in my family and only having a few supporters, it was very important to find a group of people who understood diabetes. Instead, I found a lot more. I found a family. With this came a lot of leadership opportunities for me. I love leadership....