Houston Forward Times

04 December 2013 Written by  Lundyn Davis

A Sweet Cure

LDavis - CopyMy name is Lundyn Davis. On December 16, 2003, my life changed; yet, not in a terrible way. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and ten years later, I invite you to join in my celebration of living with Type 1 Diabetes. 

I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of six, and at that time I did not know what that would mean for my life.  All I knew is that I had been in the hospital for a while and wanted to get back to school, and to my friends.  Since I was only six years old, I did not experience that feeling of "my life will never be the same" that most people describe when they hear news like this.  I just knew that I had to make some adjustments in my life, and that I would be making adjustments for the rest of my life unless a cure is found. 

At the time of my diagnosis, I was very shy, not knowing that I eventually would become an advocate for both the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation (JDRF).  I later moved on to be the Youth Ambassador for the ADA’s Tour de Cure Houston for its first two years, as well as the Youth Ambassador for JDRF’s Walk to Cure Type 1 Diabetes.  

I find great joy and pleasure in telling my story, and getting the word out about Type 1 Diabetes. This is a disease that most Americans know very little about, although this disease will affect 1 in 3 people born after the year 2000. That number increases to 1 in 2 for minorities.  This is why I want to make a difference.  I desire to do something to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes so that another child and their family will not have to go through the scare of being diagnosed with an incurable disease.  

On December 21, 2013, I am hosting a special event entitled "A Sweet Cure."  This will be an exciting event that entails a reception and silent auction; followed by a delicious three course meal with live entertainment, and a keynote speaker.  The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the JDRF to aid their research in finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.  I would be honored and greatly appreciative for your sponsorship of what is sure to be a memorable event.  Please consider making a tax deductible contribution or consider supporting the event with an item/service that can be used for the silent auction.

Sponsorship and donations can be done online at www.jdrfevents.donordrive.com/campaign/asweetcure (the sponsorship form is attached herein). Should you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact our Underwriting Chair, Mel Davis at 713-539-8781 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thank you for your generous support!


Affiliations & Accomplishments of Lundyn

  • Two time Youth Advocate for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Youth Ambassador
  • American Diabetes Association’s Camp Rainbow Counselor in Training
  • Honor Student at Carnegie Vanguard High School
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • Member of Junior Statesmen of America
  • Member of International Thespian Society
  • Member of Rhinos Beyond Borders
  • Member of Carnegie Vanguard High School Spirit Team
  • Multi gold medalist at the Association of Christian Schools International Science Fair, Speech Competition, Spelling Bee, and Math Competition
  • Valedictorian of 8th grade graduating class at The Imani School
  • Asst Secretary & Vice President of the National Junior Beta Club at The Imani School
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Regional Youth Competition winner in Speech and Mathematics
  • Special oratorical speaker honoring Dr. Maya Angelou