Santa Clara University

Room number: 57

Supporting juvenile diabetes research

Matthew Frey '91

Matthew Frey ’91 has been volunteering at the Seattle Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which was created to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that stops the pancreas from producing insulin. Without daily artificial insulin injections with every meal a Type 1 diabetic cannot survive.

Matthew volunteers with the JDRF Seattle Guild to raise money to fund vital research needed to cure those afflicted with this disease. The people and families he have worked with through the JDRF are so caring and positive; they have truly enriched the lives of those around them. 

Matthew’s youngest daughter, Jacqueline was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2009. The day she was diagnosed she was rushed to the hospital where she stayed for over a week. The disease affects millions of young people all over the world and often ends their life very tragically in most of the less developed parts of the world. A cure for Type 1 diabetes will save millions of people afflicted with the terrible effects of this disease. He hopes that there will be a cure for his daughter during her lifetime.