In 1919, when eleven-year-old Elizabeth Hughes is diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, it is essentially a death sentence. The only accepted treatment—starvation—whittles her down to forty-five pounds of skin and bones. It is the discovery of insulin, by Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best, that saves her life—and the lives of diabetics around the world.
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About the Authors
Thea Cooper is a writer, editor, and teacher. Throughout her professional career Thea has applied her love of language and narrative structure to a range of environments, from higher education to corporate communications, creating effective, audience-centric communications and strategies in both the profit and nonprofit sectors. Her specialty is synthesizing complex or esoteric content and identifying an organic narrative structure within bodies of information. She has worked in print, spoken word presentation, and online.