#HAAwards - Advocating for Another Nominee - Meri is the mother of 4 boys, three of which have Type 1 Diabetes. She has been a fierce advocate for her sons for many years. In February 2012, Meri's husband, Ryan, was diagnosed with Metastatic Melanoma. She loyally advocated for him with tireless devotion. Sadly, Ryan lost his battle on September 2, 2012. Now Meri faces the daunting task of continuing the journey of advocating for three children with T1D...on her own.