“Stacey brings emotion and humor while educating the children on a difficult subject. She really connects with audience and helped fire up the student’s at this year’s walk kickoff.”

Sarah Cunningham – Development Manager, JDRF Greater Western Carolinas

“Stacey Simms has spoken often about her experiences with Type 1 Diabetes. She brings a realistic and often humorous look at day to day life with a child that has diabetes. She presented a very engaging discussion to a large group of health care professionals, who in turn gave her glowing evaluations. Her knowledge and positive attitude makes her a phenomenal speaker.”

Linnet Steinman – RN, MSN, CDE

“Stacey’s message at the JDRF Type One Nation Retreat for families with Type 1 diabetes made a significant impact on attendees. She reminded everyone that forming connections makes life better. She reminded them that without their help and strength our research will not get funded. By putting a positive spin on living with diabetes she gave encouragement to all. After her speech, families did not want to leave. They stayed and talked, networked, exchanged ideas and contact information. Stacey is a keeper.”


M. Marie Davis, ED – Greater Missouri & Southern Illinois Chapter – JDRF

“Stacey’s way of presenting is both real and responsive; motivating and merry. She takes what must be a huge challenge in her life — raising a child with an incurable disease — and somehow leaves the audience feeling all totally ‘we can do this!’ Great for the diabetes community; just as worthwhile for all communities.”

Moira McCarthy – author, Raising Teens with Diabetes & The Everything Parents Guide to Children with Type 1 Diabetes