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Listen in and hear Fred and Joanne share their family's experience with the Bionic Pancreas this summer at the Clara Barton Center.
Fred and Joanne Cunha have been married for 14 years and have three children; 7-year-old Elise (diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 12 months), 4-year-old Mattias and almost-2-year-old Lucas. They currently live in Dallas after living in San Francisco and Vancouver. Fred was born and raised in Lisbon and Joanne was born in Montreal but grew up in Vancouver.
Fred started Team Elise (www.teamelise.com) two weeks after Elise’s diagnosis and over the last 5 years they have had over 800 people walking for Team Elise in the United States, Canada, Portugal and Mozambique and have raised over $70,000 for JDRF.
Joanne started Death of a Pancreas (www.deathofapancreas.com) two months after Elise’s diagnosis where she blogs about type 1 diabetes. She also created the animated “What NOT to say to the parent of a type 1 diabetic” video.