On Friday, February 17, several very excited families descended upon Miami for their highly-anticipated tour of the Diabetes Research Institute. Among them was the Billetdeaux family – Laura, Neal, Carolyn, Sam and his girlfriend, Grace Grande-Cassell, whose grandfather, a physician, has had type 1 for most of his life.
During the week leading up to their trip, Children with Diabetes' Laura Billetdeaux changed her Facebook profile pic to one of her with the DRI Foundation’s Barbara Singer and posted, “So excited to begin packing today for my trip to the DRI later this week. The tour - and meeting the scientists and seeing their work up close - is a Megadose Of Hope. And Belief. And re-accepting deep in my gut that there will be a cure.”