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Abby’s Friends


Abby’s Friends is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for Juvenile Diabetes, and to raising money for advancing Juvenile Diabetes Research. Type I diabetes is one of the most common diseases of childhood. It is more common than cancer, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and muscular dystrophy. The incidence of Type I Diabetes in Children under the age of 5 years old has doubled over the past 5 years.

Abby is the 14 year old daughter of John and Kendell Sutterlin. In April of 2006, Abigail, at the age of 4 years was diagnosed with Type I (Juvenile) Diabetes.  After Abby’s diagnosis, her parents John and Kendell realized that there were no organizations in the Charleston area for type 1 diabetics and their families. So with the help of some dear and dedicated friends, they made the very brave decision to start a non-profit organization named Abby’s Friends. The charity is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for advancing type 1 diabetes research and improving the lives of those touched by the disease.

Abby’s Friends has raised over $1,000,000 where the funds have been donated to MUSC Children’s Hospital, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Camp Adam Fisher.