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Diabetic Teen Organizes Music For A Cure

Written by Pat Boyle on April 25, 2014
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Portland, Oregon – A Portland teen with Type 1 Diabetes has turned her frustration with the disease into action. 16 year old Alex Morrison has organized a concert tomorrow night called Music For A Cure. Proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Morrison, who’s had Diabetes since she was 5 years old,  says “I wanted to have this benefit because I want to feel like I am doing something productive toward something I hate and complaining won’t help.”

The line up includes jazz bassist Andre St. James, and jazz singer Robert Hicks as well as others. The concert is April 26th at 7 p.m. at Pacific Crest Community School. Adults are asked to make a $10 donation. Suggested donation for kids 17 and under is $5.

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1 reply to “Diabetic Teen Organizes Music For A Cure

  1. david

    Type 1 diabetes is devastating for a teen. They just want to be normal and do all the things that teens do but the condition gets in the way of everything. It amazes me that kids can think about anything else when they worry about insulin and carbs 24/7. Glad to see Alex stepping out and doing something that will bring joy to the community and help to the cause. She must be a great spirit and a wonderful daughter to a lucky dad.


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