Personal Stories

Mrs. Harney has had diabetes for forty years, but has never spent a day in the hospital. She says, “I believe in education, and I keep going.”
Mrs. Thelma Harney, McClellanville, SC

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Jannie Harroit

Jannie Harriot, a community leader, says “you can’t have children ready to learn and ready for school unless they’re healthy.”
Jannie Harriot Allendale, SC

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Ten years ago, Diane had breast cancer. Now she says,“I'm in the best shape I've ever been in my whole life.”
Diane Mathews
Varnville, SC

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“For so long, people have been living the myth that diabetes is just a little sugar. Well, it’s not just a little sugar. It’s a disease that we can treat.”
Florene Linnen Georgetown, SC

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"By losing weight, I have discovered more energy… I'm much more open to new ideas and exploring possibilities."
Lottie McClorin Columbia, SC

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When it comes to organ donation and transplantation, Mark Walker doesn’t just talk the talk. He literally walks, runs and jumps it on behalf of South Carolinians awaiting the gift of life.
Mark Walker, Columbia, SC

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Mr. Williams, who has had diabetes for over ten years advises, “listen to your body.”
Charles C. Williams, Jr. Buck Hall, SC

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Jannie Harroit

Born on the banks of the Savannah river, William Holmes life is an inspirational one, an example to us all.
Mr. William Holmes Allendale, SC

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Little did Rosetta Swinton know that her efforts to improve lives in Huger, South Carolina would lead her to Malawi.
Rosetta Swinton Mt.Pleasant, SC

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My father Louis, had been big for as long as I could remember. He was so big for so long that everyone just knew him affectionately as “Big Louis.”

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