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Thanks to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for their dedication to finding a cure.

Thank you to Jeff Hitchcock and Keith Brooks. Without their support the KidsRPumping web site would not be possible.

Thank you to the Children with Diabetes (CWD) web site. The CWD provides a wealth of high-quality, timely, and extremely useful information for parents and kids. Thank you to the Children with Diabetes (CWD) web site for being true advocates of kids with diabetes!

At the 2009 Children With Diabetes "Friends for Life" conference, the Jeff Hitchcock Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ellen Ullman, who has devoted over 15 years to diabetes advocacy – and further, who has devoted 15 years to helping Jeff Hitchcock and CWD report on new research and information to share with CWD readers. Ellen was totally surprised – and for once, speechless!

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Jeff Hitchcock presents Ellen Ullman with the
Jeff Hitchcock Distinguished Service Award


Thank you to Children with Diabetes Foundation for funding a cure for diabetes. NOTE: The Children with Diabetes Foundation is separate and distinct entity from Children with Diabetes (CWD) web site.

Ellen is a member of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Squad, (Note..You will need to scroll down to page 10 to read the article.)

Ellen's Diabetes Advocacy Awareness Month video.

Thanks to IBM United States employees and retirees for pledging over $500,000 to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) via the IBM Employee Charitable Contributions Campaign (ECCC).

Thanks to IBM United States for donating the following equipment and dollars in the table below via the IBM Fund for Community Service/IBM Community Grants based on Jeffry's volunteer work for the DRI.

On October 16, 2006, IBM South Florida had its the 2006 IBM Employee Charitable Contributions Campaign (ECCC) kick off meeting. After the meeting several ECCC eligible organization had booths to discuss the organizations with South Florida IBM'ers. Here is image of Jeffry with Barbara Singer of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF).

Jeffry Ullman and Barbara Singer
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Here is a chronological list of:

     a. Jeffry's community involvement with and without IBM and numerous IBM related work articles/videos
     b. several articles/videos on Zachary and the Ullman family

1989 IBM cash grant of $ 1,500 to La Leche League for reproduction of material in Braille
1990 $1,800 IBM cash grant for the publication of a brochure, "Important Facts for School Personnel about Diabetes" used for South Florida schools sponsored by IBM Fund for Community Service (NOTE IBM logo bottom right on first page)

Miami Herald 1990 article on Jeffry and family, IBM, and the Diabetes Research Institute

Jeffry and Zachary on cover of Diabetes Research Institute Pathways (1990 Annual issue)

1991 Jeffry and Zachary on cover of DRI overview trifold

DRI newsletter article on IBM/Jeffry/Zachary IBM Fund for Community Service "Important Facts for School Personnel about Diabetes" grant

1992 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for a desktop PC and laser printer to assist in Islet Transplantation research

Below is a video of Jeffry that appeared on IBM's Communication Network (ICN) in June 1992. The IBM Communication Network (ICN) was in place at IBM prior to general use of the internet and corporate intranets. The video was done at a point in IBM's history prior to IBM migrating from a primarily hardware company to a primarily services/software company of today. This video was also made prior to the IBM acquisition of Lotus and when Wang was still in business (Wang has since gone out of business).


1993 $1,000 IBM cash grant to assist Miami Children's Hospital Foundation sponsored parent support group
1994 $1,000 IBM cash grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for a Recirculating Cooler for Islet Transplantation research
1995 $1,000 IBM cash grant to assist Baptist Health South Florida sponsored parent support group

1996 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) of a desktop PC and laser printer for the Fast Track Center for Translational Research

Jeffry and Zachary in IBM "Southern Pride" Magazine February 1996 . (NOTE: Please scroll down to second page in the PDF)

1997 You can see our family on Nick News (air date was 3/23/97). Ellen sent email to Linda Ellerbee and asked that she feature children on insulin pumps (because back then it wasn't as popular as it is now and doctors were telling families children were too young to pump). So Nick News came and filmed at our house and at the endocrinologist .... 2 other kids are also featured in the Nick News segment.

He's Pumped..Boca Boy Tells Nickelodeon About Living With Diabetes

Jeffry recognized as subject matter expert, representing Travel Industry Solution Unit, in IBM 1997 Annual Report (scroll down to second page)

1998 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) of a Thinkpad to assist in worldwide diabetes education programs

"What's Up Doc" "A kid's eye view of the Diabetes Research Institute"

1999 Boca boy battles to stay one step ahead of diabetes
2000 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) of a Thinkpad to assist in communicating with families affected by diabetes and enablement of parent support groups

GREAT KIDS...Boy using Halloween to help others

As part of the DRI "Treat Me To a Cure" campaign Zachary appeared on a West Palm Beach, FL. local TV news program. The segment aired on 10/31/2000. Note the segment was taped at 6:15 AM!

Video below is Japanese customer video on the IBM software product called IBM Electronic Media Management System (EMMS) that Jeffry supported

For more info on EMMS go here.

2002 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) of a Thinkpad to assist in communicating with families affected by diabetes and enablement of parent support groups
2003 $1,000 IBM cash grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) to assist DRI sponsored parent support groups

Zachary on IBM Employee Charitable Campaign Contribution (ECCC) intranet web site (NOTE: Please scroll down to second page in the PDF)

Cell wars...As the debate over embryonic stem cell research intensifies, Florida scientists are fighting for their right to clone

2004 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for a desktop PC to assist in Islet Transplantation research

Robert Pearlman, President of Diabetes Research Institute on IBM Intranet

Here is PDF of IBM award Jeffry received for 50+ hours of community service to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI)

This is a press release on the inclusion of IBM Speech Technology in GM OnStar - New OnStar Digital Hardware Offers Improved Voice Recognition, Continuous Digit Dialing

2005 $1,000 IBM cash grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) to assist DRI sponsored parent support groups

Local teens go searching for a diabetes cure

Diabetic children will lobby in D.C. for more research

Palm/PalmSource Expands Java Support with IBM/WebShere

2006 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for a IBM Infoprint 1552 printer to assist in Islet Transplantation research
2007 $1,000 IBM cash grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) to assist DRI sponsored parent support groups
2008 $1,000 IBM cash grant for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Squad

The President's Volunteer Service Award, established in 2003, recognizes American individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service as measured by the number of service hours performed. The award is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, created by President George W. Bush to help foster a culture of service, citizenship and a sense of responsibility by encouraging outstanding volunteer service and civic participation.

As a leadership organization in the award program, IBM presents the award annually to On Demand Community volunteers with more than 100 hours of volunteer time in the prior calendar year. Here is copy of President's Volunteer Service Award and Pin (Bronze level) to Jeffry for 250+ hours of cumulative service to the DRI.
2009
IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for two (2) Lenovo Thinkpads to assist in Islet Transplantation research.

DRI press release Boca Raton Couple Go Above And Beyond To Help The Diabetes Research Institute Find A Cure For Their Son

Boca Raton Magazine May 2009 article "Dealing with Diabetes. "

Jeffry celebrated his 25th year anniversary at IBM....here is his letter and certificate from IBM CEO, Sam Palmisano.

IBM intranet article "Volunteer of the month: Searching for a cure August 2009 – Jeffry Ullman – Florida ."

Jeffry is mentioned in Stanley Litow Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs September newsletter RE his IBM ECCC efforts.

2010 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for two (2) InfoPrint Color 1824 printers to assist in Islet Transplantation research.
2011 IBM Equipment grant to Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) for one InfoPrint Color 1824 printer to assist in Islet Transplantation research and one Little Tikes Young Explorer.

The Greater IBM Connection is a worldwide business and social network created by and for current and former IBM employees. Members connect with current and former colleagues, participate in events and forums, learn about job opportunities, and more. The Greater IBM Connection highlights the community service of former IBMers. Go here for the PDF of the article "Celebration of Service: Greater IBMer Jeffry Ullman Leverages IBM Grant Program for Diabetes Research " . (scroll down to second page)

2012 Love and Hope Ball
Ellen and Jeffry at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) 38th Love and Hope Ball in Hollywood, FL.

Ullman Family Community Involvement (DRI, DRIF, CWD, CWDF) Facebook album




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