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Almost 4 years ago, when I was a graphic design major in college, I prepared a very personal thesis on living with diabetes. A lot of time and effort went into the production of the project. In the end, I wasn’t sure if the story I hoped to tell would be fully understood. Much to my surprise, I received a phenomenal reception from both of my peers and professionals. The project contained six images and a video how my diagnosis has affected my life. Although I had to call my thesis done at the end of the semester, I realized my work wasn’t really finished. At a certain level, I had achieved my goal - I was able to tell my own story - but that wasn’t enough. I had to keep going. After discussing more of my ideas with my father, he helped me realize that in order to demonstrate what it is really like living with this disease, I needed to pull the curtain back and reveal how others deal with diabetes. He helped me understand it wasn’t about me anymore. I needed real people, real faces, and I’d use photography to broadcast each one of them to show that diabetes is NOT a death sentence! Thus, the Faces of Diabetes book was born.

For the past few years I have traveled to take photos of people who live with type 1 diabetes to compile into a book. A lot of preparation, work, gas station food, and weekends went into completing this and I'm happy to say that it is now complete. 

Although the book is ready to publish, getting it published has presented its own set of problems. We have done fundraisers, saved, and compiled donations and we ALMOST have enough money for our publisher to go to print. If we don't meet our goal then we get no funding whatsoever and you don't get charged anything until the Kickstarter ends.Please join us in raising the remaining funds, and showing those who are newly diagnosed, their parents, and the world that diabetes is not something to be afraid.

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