Support Faster Cures

 2022-04-07

As shown in the new documentary, The Human Trial, there are brave new frontiers being explored to help find cures for type 1 diabetes. As we enter an inflection point in cure research – a moment of acceleration that allows scientists to develop in one year what used to take 10 – funding research and the development of medical cures is more crucial than ever.

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All donations submitted by donors through this site will be donated to JDRF for use in connection with JDRF’s mission to fund research regarding type 1 diabetes.

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About the Film

The Human Trial is a gripping new documentary about the brave men and women who volunteer to test a radical new treatment for type 1 diabetes.

In 2011, Lisa Hepner and her husband Guy Mossman heard about a radical stem cell treatment for diabetes, a disease that shockingly kills more than five million people each year. Driven by a desire to cure Lisa of her own type 1 diabetes, the filmmakers were given unprecedented, real-time access to a clinical trial — only the sixth-ever embryonic stem cell trial in the world. What follows is an intimate journey with the patients and scientists who put themselves on the line to be first.

The Human Trial peels back the headlines to show the sweat, passion and sacrifice poured into every medical breakthrough. It interweaves the stories of the patients who have borne the physical and financial burdens of type 1 diabetes with the researchers who epitomize the struggle of innovating cures. Director Lisa Hepner — whose own type 1 diabetes fuels her search for a cure — becomes the bridge between these two worlds. The narrative arc is the clinical trial itself. Visit TheHumanTrial.com to learn more.

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All donations submitted by donors through this site will be donated to JDRF, for use in connection with JDRF’s mission to fund research regarding Type 1 Diabetes.

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The Human Trial is now playing nationwide in Watch Now @ Home virtual cinemas and select theaters. Visit thehumantrial.com/watch for more information.

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