December 20, 2019
Welcome to the DYS Family, Linda!
My husband Foster and I moved to Toledo this summer from southeast Kansas. As a lifelong nonprofit executive, I began looking for new opportunities. When I saw the opening at DYS, I remembered back to years ago when two of my friends’ children were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and to this day I remember how the diagnosis changed their daily lives. I am excited to be a part of this dynamic organization whose mission is that every child should grow up to be healthy, self-reliant, and connected to their community. However, it is never easy to step into someone’s shoes who has made an immense impact on DYS families. Beth has grown DYS through her savvy marketing skills and fundraising prowess with one goal in mind to make life easier for families who have a child with type 1 diabetes. If you would like to help us celebrate Beth’s dedication to DYS, you can make a gift in her honor by clicking here:
In the meantime, be patient as I learn the ropes and I look forward to meeting each one of you. 

Best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year!

Linda Leinbach Mays
Memories Captured

Check out the pictures from our 2019 Blue November Night and reminisce on a night well spent with DYS friends and family. Like one of the photos you are in? Order copies and put them up in your home. To view the photos, make sure you click the link below. These photos are also available under the "Events" tab at our website.

Limited Time Offer DYS Gear
Stock up on your favorite DYS and type 1 diabetes gear! With all your favorites from t-shirts, tank tops, and coffee mugs there is sure to be something you will love! A portion of the proceeds sold will benefit DYS. Custom DYS Kalahari t-shirts will also be available for purchase. Remember you only have 8 days from January 2nd-January 10th to purchase your items so preview what you are going to want and get excited for all your new gear!

Trampoline Extravaganza

Jump into your Saturday on January 25th from 11am-1:30pm with DYS at Airtime in Ann Arbor! AirTime carries the title as the “number one trampoline park in Michigan.” There is something for everyone in your family for kids of all ages. Airtime has created an atmosphere that mixes music and wall-to-wall trampoline jumping. Cost is $5.00 per jumper. Pizza and water will be included and all jumpers must wear the provided AirTime safety grip socks. Meet other type 1 families, jump on trampolines, and have a blast!

Linda Leinbach Mays
Executive Director
2100 W. Central Ave., Ste. 110
Toledo, OH 43606