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AnnetteUK Posted: Sat, Jul 4 2009 3:00 PM

I have the forms and I am signing up to donate... my pancreas and some skin Wink

I call being in the study and donating part of my body my  'payback' for

surviving complication free for 51 years!!  How lucky can a person get?

Can others relate to this?

~Annette~

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Hi Annette,

I've also donated whatever is needed for the study and then willed the rest of my body to Science Care for further research. It's the most useful way that I can say thanks for the care and research that has allowed me to live for the past 54 years with type 1. I'm grateful to have been given this opportunity, so yes, I certainly understand what you're saying.

Jan

type 1 dx. 1955

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AnnetteUK replied on Sun, Jul 5 2009 11:02 AM

Hello Jan ...

Nice hearing from someone else in the 'payback' mode of life Smile

Any way we can give back is, I feel, a real gift...

along with the JDRF Walk For The Cure.

I just feel so grateful and blessed.

~Annette~

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jen1229 replied on Sun, Jul 5 2009 2:09 PM

I am also an organ donor.

Jen  - LevemirConfused and Novalog Wink A1c 5.8

 

 

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Jen .... what you [we] all do will may make a big change in the future :)

~Annette~

 

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Hi everyone!

It's so wonderful to hear your enthusiasm for our organ donation program! Your support and participation are invaluable to the study and to the larger goal of finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the organ donation process.  My email is joshua.geltman@joslin.harvard.edu and my phone number at the office is (617) 732-2699 Ext. 4532.

Cheers,

Josh

50-Year Medalist Study

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AnnetteUK replied on Mon, Mar 22 2010 10:10 PM

Its my pleasure Josh...and I thank you for letting me know exactly what to do...and how.

You rock too ;)

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Cynthia replied on Tue, Mar 30 2010 6:21 PM

Hello, I would like to donate. My tele-814-752-6370. I've had type 1 diabetes for 38 years.          Cindy

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AnnetteUK replied on Tue, Mar 30 2010 6:48 PM

Cindy!!! Good job!!!! What a gift you will give as a payback too!! You rock girl!!

I am now ending year 52 with JD and am so excited about entering year 53!!

Looking forward to a 60 year medal Josh? Leah???? Yes

~Annette~

 

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AnnetteUK replied on Tue, Mar 30 2010 6:50 PM

Jan ... when I sent in the donation forms, I ended up donating about 12 'bits' lol ;)

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AnnetteUK replied on Mon, Jul 19 2010 3:17 PM

Jan..Jen...Cynthia....

Just checking in with you girls..hoping all is well in your lives in general and

your diabetes.  All is the same at my end... in fact life could not be better.

Latest eye doctor report is A=1  and he said I have the eyes of a 20 year old!!

After 52 yrs with J/D that is THE sweetest news ;)

How about an update from you 'kids'?

Would love to visit with Leah and Josh again soon ;)

 

Fell free to email me at AnnetteUK@hotmail.com

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Just heard about this board when I got the latest update letter on the 50 year medalist study.  I'm at 55 years with no complications to date.  I was amazed to see one person is about to get the 80 year award.  I've got a way to go for that one!

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AnnetteUK replied on Sat, Apr 7 2012 10:57 AM

Gloria.... we are at the same level with J/D  this spring I end year 54 and enter year 55.  And they gave us 15-20 years huh??  Like you I am still complication free.   Yes

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AnnetteUK replied on Sat, Apr 7 2012 11:05 AM

Miss you Josh ... hoping life is good for you....  :)

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AnnetteUK replied on Sat, Jun 23 2012 6:06 PM

Cindy!!! I am catching up on posts and see that you now reached the momentous 40 year mark!!

You are catching up with we 50 year Medalists!! ha ha ha.. hoping all is well  Yes

~Annette~ now at 54 years

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