Nomination Letters – Toward Independent Learning and Living

Alice Karanu

Alice cares for our son who has Type 1 diabetes and developmental disabilities and lives in a group home. Alice always demonstrates knowledgeable and extraordinarily compassionate management of his care. She takes time each week to talk with our son not only about diabetes care, but also about other parts of his life that could well have some bearing on his health. When needed, she takes the time to gently remind the daily staff who assist him about the necessary vigilance and importance of each and every task our son needs to accomplish for successful diabetes management. We are so very grateful to have Alice Karanu on our son’s diabetes team.


—Nominated by Alice Flynn

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