After giving updates on the Enterovirus 68 and Ebola outbreaks, Adrian Paul and Ethan Dettenmaier discuss the risk factors behind the growing epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes among children, explain the differences between Type 1 and Type 2, provide diet and exercise tips for Type 2 prevention, and highlight how organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and Scripps Research Institute are fighting the disease with science and education.
Heroes of the Week Daniel and Jake Fine founded Team Brotherly Love in 2004 when Daniel was 11 and Jake was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 7. Daniel joins us by phone to share how they’ve raised $1.9 million to battle Type 1 and to unveil their revolutionary new Diabetes management tool called Dosed. (His advice to turn “What If” into “What Is” is awesome.) I also give a couple of quick updates on previous Heroes Olivia Keith (who was just named a Daily Point of Light) and Hailey and Olivia Scheinman.
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Hero of the Week Rameez Virji joins Adrian Paul and Ethan Dettenmaier and me to discuss the role vaccinations play in protecting children from infectious diseases. Rameez, the 21-year-old President and CEO of Big Tree World and Vice President of Science and Technology for Medicine for a Better Tomorrow, invented an exciting new vaccine delivery system to facilitate life-saving immunizations for all ages.
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On today’s show, author, photographer, ambassador, and former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti tells Adrian Paul and Ethan Dettenmaier about how he co-founded our latest charity partner, Wells Bring Hope, to bring clean water, sustainable sanitation, and lasting empowerment to the residents of rural villages in Niger, West Africa.
And after I talk about how previous Heroes Katherine and Isabelle Adams, Lulu Cerone, Alec Urbach, Rachel Beckwith, Emma Rider, and Ryan Hreljac have brought clean water to those who’ve never known it, our new Hero of the Week, 17-year-old Kevin Kilroy, joins the conversation and eloquently tells her incredible tale of raising more than $100,000 for Wells Bring Hope after being inspired by author, photographer, ambassador, and former Los Angeles District Attorney… Gil Garcetti!
It’s absolutely one of the best episodes we’ve ever done. You can download it here or hear it in our archive here!