Hope-Inspire-Connect Event – A Success!

Thank you to everyone, including Dr. Joe Hedrick and Chef Sam Talbot, that participated in this past Saturday’s first Hope-Inspire-Connect Event. We heard positive feedback from you at the event and on Facebook and we thought it was pretty great too! We will be hosting more of these events in the future, so stay tuned.

Dr. Joe Hedrick’s presentation, “Special Emphasis on Encapsulated Islets to Achieve Normal Glucose Control” was so well delivered and very easily understood. It left many of us even more hopeful about the future of life with T1D! We are working on getting a copy of the presentation so we can share it with anyone that is interested.

Dr. Joe Hedrick, PH.d, Senior Director, JDRF Cure Therapies and Maryann Zucker, JDRF Board President.

Dr. Joe Hedrick, PH.d, Senior Director, JDRF Cure Therapies and Maryann Zucker, JDRF Board President.

Chef Talbot author of “The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries” wowed the crowd’s tastebuds with his Peekytoe Crab Salad – a crab and mango ceviche. He was very informative about various types of foods and spices and why he uses them and also showed us a few of the techniques that made him one of Bravo’s Top Chef Fan Favorites. Before leaving he stopped in to hang out with our kids for a little while.

Chef Sam's Peekytoe Crab Salad

Chef Sam’s Peekytoe Crab Salad

Chef Sam and the kids

Chef Sam and the kids