Grayson Drue Schnellhardt

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
Help us Find a Cure for Grayson!
Thank you for visiting this page to learn more about Grayson's struggle with Type 1 Diabetes.

Since Grayson was diagnosed on August 1st 2006 just two weeks after his first birthday, our family has been on a journey living with diabetes and caring for him 24x7.  We are now doing the job of his pancreas, and the challenge has been made easier with help from JDRF. 

As they seek to find a cure they also find ways to better manage the disease to help kids and adults alike try to lead as normal a life as possible.  Projects like Super Insulin, Encapsulation, and the Artificial Pancreas are promising in terms of management, and research progress could yeild a cure for Type 1 within Grayson's lifetime.
Grayson's Family and Friends are taking part in this year's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.  Follow the link to Grayson's walk team to join us or sponsor us with a donation - any amount helps.  Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference.  Together, we can make the cure a reality!

Join Grayson in his cheer....COME ON EVERYBODY LET'S CURE DIABETES!
2013 JDRF Mini-Documentary Film - "One Day"
Grayson and our family were featured in a film produced by Flow Nonfiction to be used in Outreach and Development activities by JDRF to show the impact on the life of an 8 year old and underscore the importance of the JDRF mission
2011 Guest Appearance on Houston Talk Show (with audio)
Grayson and his mom were special guests on an episode of Great Day Houston with Debra Duncan. The show was focused on Diabetes and Grayson was interviewed for a segment on how children are impacted by the disease and the research and outreach activities supported by JDRF.
2010 Walk Video (with audio)
The challenges for a Type 1 diabetic of starting Kindergarten, playing sports, going on vacation, and adjusting to a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)
2009 Walk Video (with audio)
Learn about Grayson's life with shots, his transition to an insulin pump, and watch him take the pump to school for show-and-tell...

2009 Insulin Pump Show-and-Tell (Extended Version)
The full version of Grayson's show and tell at his school when he was three years old. Video quality is not great but includes some precious moments. Popular video on YouTube.