Healthline’s 2017 Stronger Scholarship sponsored two students making strides in the type 2 diabetes community.
Jahmil Lacey, 2017 Stronger Scholar
“I can't even express how important it is to just be able to go into school and not have to worry about finances.”
Jahmil Lacey founded TrapMedicine, an organization that partners local barbershops with doctors and medical students to provide basic health checkups — including hypertension screenings, blood pressure readings, and blood sugar readings — on site.
Steffi Liu, 2017 Stronger Scholar
“I'm very honored for the scholarship. I'm excited to start on this project and hopefully reach a lot of people very soon.”
When Steffi Liu and her fiancé learned that his father had type 2 diabetes, they began preparing him healthy, home-cooked meals. His health drastically improved. Inspired by this change, Steffi is founding a company that delivers healthy, precooked meals to individuals with type 2 diabetes.