Meet Our Warriors

Transcend Warrior – Jennifer Rainey

I transcend while living with diabetes by advocating for affordability, technology, and education through my current job and my pursuit of my MPA. As a public information officer for our county public health department, I am able to speak out for diabetics and help in education events throughout our county. Personally, I’m back in school […]

Transcend Warrior – Jen Murnan

My diagnosis story is different than most. I had a total pancreatectomy in 2/2017 and had my entire pancreas, spleen, gall bladder, duodenum, and lower stomach removed. I am considered to be a type 3c (pancreatogenic) diabetic. My diabetes is treated very similar to type 1, since type 1 involves insulin dependence. Without a pancreas, […]

Transcend Warrior – Sherilyn West

In January of 2002 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at eleven years old. I remember my family doctor calling at 6 in the morning on a Saturday and telling my parents to get me to the emergency room ASAP! We got to the hospital and they were ready for me and rushed me […]

Transcend Warrior – Madelaine Heidenreich

Maddie is a T1D Warrior and learned about Transcend from the the sweetest guy she knows; David Robbins. Maddie and soon to be husband, David, are exhibiting health and happiness while sharing the highs and lows of living with Type 1 Diabetes, making them The Diabetic Duo. Maddie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on […]

Transcend Warrior – Susan Cawley

It has been a rough ride with diabetes. I started running to try and beat the disease. I still find it difficult to maintain normal, steady blood sugars when I run. I have done several half marathons and 15 k’s in spite of the difficulty of lows and highs during runs. I have a wonderful […]

Transcend Warrior – Owen Lewis

Our son Owen was recently diagnosed with type 1 through a routine annual check up with his pediatrician. Owen is our oldest child with two younger siblings. Always the bravest child, he has tackled the rough adjustments to this new life style with remarkable perseverance and determination not to make him any different from anyone […]

Transcend Warrior – Cristina Miller

Sometimes I feel at a disadvantage. It’s hard to manage the endocrine function of my pancreas. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes, I feel like my body failed me. But most times, I don’t let it get to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Other times, I do. I could let today be one of those times. One of the times where I’m […]

Transcend Warrior – Peter Jutzi

My story started, in a way, before I was born. My oldest brother was diagnosed at age 3, before I was born. My parents knew all of the symptoms, so when I started showing a few of them they used my brother’s meter to check my blood sugar level. It was slightly elevated, not even […]

Transcend Warrior – Renee Goldsborough

I had hypoglycemia most of my life. My pancreas just worked too hard! At one month before my 21st birthday it shut down and I had no idea. I went to the doctor for feeling sick and they ran tests. I was sent to the emergency room because I was in DKA and had no […]

Transcend Warrior – Sara Gadbois

I was diagnosed almost 34 years ago. Because I have such tight control I often have more lower blood sugars than high. I have absolutely no complications! I live a very active lifestyle and am an extremely clean eater. Those that know me are blown away with my ability to be a mother, work full […]

Transcend Warrior – Roz Jones

I’ve been diabetic for almost 30 years and was diagnosed at 9. I was in a coma for about 3 days, and my parents were told I wouldn’t make it! But here I am 30 years later. I’ve been married 19 years and have 4 beautiful growing boys!