Bonnie O’Neil



Growing up with a sister who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 16, and knowing that before her birth she had a brother who did not survive a T1D diagnosis, diabetes has marked some of Bonnie’s earliest childhood memories. Since Bonnie’s son Austin was diagnosed with T1D at age 5, she has worked tirelessly with JDRF to raise funds for research and awareness for the disease. Bonnie’s new book, Chronic Hope: Raising a Child with Chronic Illness with Grace, Courage and Love (April 2021) weaves a story of hope amidst the challenges of raising a child with T1D. More of Bonnie’s writing about finding hope and joy in the hard seasons of life can be found at, on Instagram @bonjourbonnieo and Facebook: Bonnie Woods O’Neil.