I started this project to focus on the strong people who fight Type 1 diabetes everyday. It took a lot of time away from my family as I did 31 photo sessions all across the valley. I am thankful to my family for supporting me in this project!
It was amazing meeting all of these inspiring people!
I wanted to shine light on their strength, courage and also the pain accompanied by this disease. I wanted to educate people about Type 1 by introducing them to real people who have it.
Type 1 diabetes has no cure, is a 24/7 disease that needs constant care. It requires many daily shots, finger pricks, counting carbs, fixing highs and lows, dealing with emotional stress as well as physical pain. It is a very difficult disease that has no cure.
Introducing some of the heros of Type 1 and what they want YOU to know about Type 1 diabetes..
All photos are copyright to Teri Lyne Photography, please do not edit. If you would like to see more from each session, each day in November I will honor one of these people on my facebook and post 6-8 pictures from their photo session :
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles" Christopher Reeve
Prepare to be inspired!
Meet Alyssa.. She is 8 years old and was diagnosed at age 5. She is a sweet and fun girl! She loves to run, swim, camp and go quading. She stands up for others and is really concerned about angels watching over everyone she loves.
Meet Berbindi ...She is 17 years old. She is a girly girl. She volunteers for Girl Scouts and loves animals. She loves baking and would someday like to own her own bakery.
Meet Brayden... He is 3 years old. He was diagnosed at just 15 months old. He loves super heros, swimming, and playing outside. He loves puppies and turtles.
Meet Charlize.... She is 13 years old. She was diagnosed at the age of 3 and has been fighting Type 1 for 10 years! She loves video games, archery, and hanging out with friends.
Meet Craig.... He is 15 years old. He was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago. He is an Eagle Scout, on the High School Dive and baseball Team, and is a JDRF youth ambassador. He enjoys baseball, hanging our with friends and being active. He doesn't let Type 1 stop him from accomplishing anything. Craig's little sister also has Type 1 diabetes.
Meet Madilyn, she is Craig's sister. ... She is 6 years old and was diagnosed at age 4, just 4 months after her older brother. She is so very brave!She loves gymnastics, lalaloopsies, art and her family. She is full of sass and energy.
Meet Ellie... She is 3 years old. She likes to dance, give hugs and she loves Disneyland.
Meet Enjolie... She is a 5 year old and was diagnosed at just 18 months old. She loves to dance! She likes fashion so much that she is constantly styling herself and her little sister. Her other joys include art and playing with friends, but most of all just being with her family.
Meet Nina, Enjolie's grandmother.... She is 70 years old and has had Type 1 since birth. She loves dance, has been dancing since age 4 and continues to dance as much as possible. She has many joys in life, but her main joy is her family. She has been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
Meet Hayleigh... She is 14 years old and was diagnosed at the age of 4. She loves to volunteer. She is a cheerleader and is also involved in theater. She has planned to attend ASU ever since she was 8 years old. When she graduates she wants to be a math teacher.
Meet Jadyn.... He is 10 years old and was diagnosed at age 4. He loves camping, sports and swimming. He is a little shy but very lovable and caring.
Meet John... He is 12 years old. He was diagnosed just 1 year ago. He plays the flute, competitive soccer, loves math and fencing. He also enjoys skateboarding.
Meet Josh.... He is a dynamic and talented 10 year old. He loves theater, singing and comic books. He likes to be busy and not have to think about his diabetes too much. He was diagnosed at age 6 and would give anything for a cure!
Meet Kaitin.... She is 15 years old and was diagnosed in 2012. She loves animals and dancing. She has been dancing since she was 10 and does many styles including clogging. Her diagnosis came as a shock as no one in her family has Type 1 diabetes. She is overcoming her challenges she is faced with each day and is determined to not let it get her down. She hopes to someday become a nurse and work with diabetic children at PCH.
Meet Karlie... She is 11 1/2 and was diagnosed in 2007 at the age of 4 1/2. She enjoys crafting, reading and basketball. She loves science.
Meet Kenneth.... He was diagnosed at age 11. He has been riding bulls since high school. His father was also Type 1 diabetic. Besides bull riding, he enjoys camping, archery and hunting.
Meet Khristen.... She is 16 years old. She is one of the strongest and most resilient kids her parents know. She has always had a great attitude about life with diabetes. Her dad has Type 1 diabetes as well. He has had diabetes for 33 years.
Meet Landon.... He is 12 years old. He has a big heart. He loves to make people smile. Everything means so much to him and he's got strength to fight anything.
Meet Madi.... She is 13 years old and was diagnosed in 2013. She loves hanging out with her friends. She is friendly, outgoing and loves to help people.
Meet McKayla.... She is 14 years old. She has been a competitive figure skater and she loves cheer leading. She enjoys gymnastics and dance as well. She has a D.A.D (Diabetic Alert Dog) named Ladie.
Meet Meghan... She is 17 years old. She is a senior at Moon Valley High School. She loves theater and choir. She sings and competes in a vocal ensemble for competitive choir.
Meet Nathan.... He is 9 years old. He is very brave. He loves his family and is an amazing big brother. He loves Minecraft as well!
Meet Paul..... He is 8 years old and was diagnosed at age 4. He loves to run and play video games. He enjoys math as well. He likes to wrestle with his brother everyday. He has a great smile and people are just drawn to him.
Meet Rachelle.... She is 16 years old and was diagnosed at age 3. She plays piano and loves to dance. She has been dancing since she was 5 years old. She is very brave , courageous and doesn't let her Type 1 define her.
Meet Sarah..... She is 5 years old. She loves LEGOs, any animals, and the beach. She was diagnosed at 27 months old. She is in Kindergarten and is very brave. She is pictures with her D.A.D (Diabetic Alert Dog).
Meet Savannah... She is 11 years old and in 6th grade. She likes cross country and has a purple belt in karate. She was diagnosed in June of 2014. She also enjoys reading.
Meet Skylar... She is 9 years old and was diagnosed at age 3. She is very independent and strong willed but also very caring and thoughtful. She likes to play teacher and do crafts. She likes anything girly and is really spunky!
Meet Zane.... He is 7 years old (almost 8!) and was diagnosed at age 18 months. He likes pokemon, archery, soccer, basketball and reading. He has a sensitive and loving personality. he is very brave.
Meet Adalyne... She is 11 years old and was diagnosed at age 2. She loves to run cross country, do monkey bars and go camping. She is quick to make friends and is a master at Minecraft!
Meet Caleb... He is 9 years old and has had Type 1 diabetes since he was just 21 months old. He loves Skylanders and Minecraft. He is really good at math. he is silly, fun and very outgoing. His little sister also has type 1 diabetes.
She loves to do make up and nails with all of the neighborhood girls and with her little sister.
If you would like to donate to JDRF to help fund a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, you can do so here:
Thank you so much everyone who participated in my heros of type 1 project. I loved meeting every one of you!