Founded in October of 2013, Anjellica Sharpe had the vision of helping diabetics maintain a healthy and comfortable lifestyle, while a cure is being found. Heeling Diabetes, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide diabetics with a healthy & comfortable lifestyle, offering assistance for medication they cannot afford.
Hearing fellow diabetes advocates express their journey, a fire ignited in Anjellica to help make a difference. The mission is to Heal, Empower and Educate the life of those affected with diabetes.
Anjellica was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 16 and has since wanted to make a difference in others. She grew up watching her grandmother give herself insulin shots, not knowing that would be her reality. Like many diabetics, Anjellica struggled with paying for the medication she needed to stay alive — insulin. She had an unreasonably high deductible, through her medical insurance, and it was at this point she decided to help others in similar situations.
Anjellica started her own nonprofit organization, shifting its purpose to assist diabetics financially with their medication. As a diabetes consultant, Anjellica also supports pre-diabetics and diabetics with their journey, empowering them to take charge of their diabetes, avoid complications with the disease and improve self-management skills, through her Curing in Heels Education program. Her purpose is to make a difference in the lives of those affected with this disease within her community.
For more information, IG: @heeling.diabetes, via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.heelingdiabetes.com.