Jesse Alswager who has had diabetes for 10 years since the age of 3 made a video for a school project back in January of this year. He has been an inspiration to many young diabetics (and older ones like myself) and between all of that, he is involved in both music and sports. His advocacy has brought him to Washington, D.C. where he spoke before Congress and was honoured for his stem cell research advocacy by Governor Doyle during a State of the State Address.
Sadly he passed away on February 3rd, 2010, shortly after the video was made due to complications of DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis).
It has shocked alot of PWD's, as Jesse and his Mum, Michelle Page-Alswager were (and still are) very involved in the diabetic community. They raised money for finding a cure for diabetes, through JDRF Ride For Cure and various other organisations. They basically declared war on diabetes! Eventually Michelle got into cycling,which proceeded to her becoming a triathlete, then onto Ironman. She came up with the idea of a Type 1 diabetic triathlon team, and a documentary about how they could train for and complete an Ironman started off Triabetes.
To read more about Jesse go to Michelle's website at - http://triabetesdocumentary.blogspot.com/
Jesse you will not be forgotten - we will continue to declare war on diabetes and find a cure!