June 2021 Recipients
Vinnie Ward is a 10-year-old boy who is on the Autism Spectrum and has severe Type 1 Diabetes. Since being diagnosed with diabetes, Vinnie has been presenting signs of anxiety and depression due to his fear of living with diabetes. This has caused him to request testing his blood glucose levels 10+ times a day for reassurance. Vinnie received a grant of $4,012 towards a Dexcom G6 Glucose Sensor, Transmitter and Pump which will constantly track his blood glucose levels, reducing his stress and allowing him to increase his cognitive function at school and overall wellbeing.