September 2010:

Holiday 2010:

  • Donna
  • Sharon Powers - "On behalf of Kat and Son Personal Note: Kat and Son thank you for your continued fight agains this disease while bringing awareness to others.  You are the true definition of charity.  With healing love- Sharon"
  • Judith (Portland, OR), 3 times!!! - "In Honor of Paula Rahders, my sister; Lisa Catterall, my daughter; and Dic "
  • Anonymous donor
  • WEGO Health (Boston, MA) - "On behalf of Karen Graffeo, Ronald Gregory, and Bea Dominguez"
  • Tracy Greene Mintz - "In Honor of Maxine"
  • Kari (Milwaukee, WI)
  • SF Pete (San Francisco, CA) - "In Honor of Everyone Who Fights This Fight Every Day"
  • Luis E (Orlando, FL) - Board member of Diabetes Hands Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Jack Barrette @ WEGO Health (Boston, MA) - "On behalf of Brenda Bell"
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Acoustic Avenger (Royersford, PA) - "On behalf of The Thompson Family"
  • bsc (Herndon, VA) - "In memory of Martin Cohen"
  • JBasil (San Francisco, CA)
January 2011
September 2010:
  • carb101 (Austin, TX)
  • catlover (Southampton, PA) - "In memory of Kay & Israel Halpern"
  • Joe (Morristown, NJ) - "On behalf of those who suffer"
  • Pauly (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Lorraine Stiehl (San Diego, CA) - "In Honor of Manny and Andreina"
  • Alan (BC, Canada)
  • Manny Hernandez (Berkeley, CA) - "In honor of my father, Manuel A. Hernandez", DHF President and Chairman of the Board
  • Terrie (Ontario, CA)
  • Joyce Kenneson (Manassas, VA) - "In memory of Grandma Margy"
  • Lorraine (Danbury, CT) - "In Honor of Caleb Schlissel"
  • Khürt Williams (Princeton, NJ) - "On behalf of Shaan and Kiran"
  • Adele Caemmerer - "Dedicate to Maia Caemmerer, who has lived into her new reality with diabetes in a courageous and inspiring way. She teaches us that when we embrace, rather than fight, life's challenges, we tap dimensions in ourselves we never would have otherwise. We love you Maia! Mom, Dad, and Chloe"
  • MelissaBL (Allen, TX) - "On behalf of MelissaBL and BabyBL"
  • Juan Carlos Turriza Cuevas (Mexico) - from EsTuDiabetes
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Courtney (Cleveland, OH)
  • Cesar Castro (San Francisco, CA) - DHF Board Member
  • Gary Harrison (Syracuse, NY) - "On behalf of Tudiabetes"
  • Aaron (West Orange, NJ)

Holiday 2010:

September 2010:

Holiday 2010:


September 2010:

  • Anonymous - "In memory of Ralph W. Newman"
  • Anonymous - "On behalf of all diabetics"
  • Michele (San Diego, CA)
  • mistressbinky (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Nel (Salmon Arm, BC - Canada) - "On behalf of me, recently having turned 7-0"
  • Drew Dara-Abrams
  • K. J. Hasan (Fredericton, New Brunswick - Canada)
  • luvzion (Fort Wayne, IN) - "In Honor of Joel"
  • Anonymous - "In memory of Louie Raskin"
  • Jacky (Nome, AK) - "In memory of My Mom, she would have made a lot of friends on Tudiabetes!"
  • onesaint (Los Angeles, CA) - "On behalf of St. Dennis Family"
  • Liz (SE Michigan)
  • Michael Hutch (Vic, Australia)
  • Anonymous - "On behalf of Diabetics Everywhere"
  • Whydot GmbH
  • Lou (Cornwall, UK)
  • Karen Graffeo
  • Acquafortis (Rome, Italy)
  • N@ty (San Juan, Argentina) - from EsTuDiabetes
  • donna annese
  • Lisa Craig
  • jmac (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
  • Tess Heder (Cambridge, MA)
  • Anonymous
  • Megzway (Keansburg, NJ)
  • Lori Weintraub (Castle Rock, CO)
  • Christine (Oviedo, FL)
  • Teena (Guymon, OK)
  • Robert Martin (Conifer, CO)
  • Courtneyv (Philadelphia, PA)
  • thyme for cooking (Eau Claire, WI)
  • Scott (Harrison Township, MI)
  • Gerry (Roanoke, VA)
  • Michael Sodos (Frederick, MD)
  • Jody Ranck (San Francisco, CA)
  • Anonymous
  • Sarah K (Lake City, SC)
  • Chris Stiehl (San Diego, CA)
  • Louise Sugar (Cape May Court House, NJ)
  • DanK (Metuchen, NJ)
  • Daniel (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Kim of Texting My Pancreas
  • Domingo Liotta (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • BriGuy (Seattle, WA)
  • Maria Andreina (Cary, NC)
  • Carrie J (Texas)
  • Dana Clark (Houston, TX)
  • Alejandra Marquez (Winston Salem, NC) - "In Honor of Us, people with Diabetes"
  • hilda escobar (Falls Church, VA)
  • Kelly WPA (Ebensburg, PA)
  • Terry Keelan (Culver City, CA)
  • Hal B (White Rock, BC - Canada)
  • Dan (Portland, OR)
  • Jay (Sacramento, CA)
  • Andrew Spong (United Kingdom)
  • Javier De La Vega (Barcelona, Spain) - from EsTuDiabetes
  • Dr. Nevin zablotsky (Shelburne, VT)
  • Trudy (Swanton, OH)
  • Jody Anderson (Tulsa, OK) - "On behalf of Dana Clark. I love you. Mom"
  • Cheri (Orlando, FL)
  • Gil DePaula- Artificial Pancreas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • Danilo Campos (San Mateo, CA)
  • Dena (Livingston, MT)
  • Svetlana Chembrovich (Towson, MD)
  • Sugar Plum (Toronto, ON - Canada) - "To benefit everyone about diabetes types 1 and 2"
  • Goretti Lopez (Toronto, ON - Canada) - "In Honor of My Daughter Sarah Lopez"
  • Jaime Posada (Rockville, MD) - "On behalf of Jaime Posada"
  • Florian Menniger, Jr. (Northboro, MA) "Time for a Cure!"
  • Marcelo (Argentina) - from EsTuDiabetes
  • Tomas (Spain) - from EsTuDiabetes
  • Anonymous
  • Michael Stein

Holiday 2010:

January 2011

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Last updated by Manny Hernandez Jan 4, 2011.



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