As Dr. Bryce Nelson prepares to leave GHS, join us in celebrating him and his many contributions to our local community by making a donation in his honor!
Since his arrival in Greenville, Dr. Nelson has been a leader in the Upstate type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. Over the years, he has not only treated T1D patients at Children’s Hospital at Greenville Health System, but has donated his time, money and talents as a true advocate for T1D families here in the Upstate. Two causes in particular have proved to be near and dear to his heart: JDRF and Camp Buddy.
Through his support of JDRF, Dr. Nelson has helped the organization take a lead in the fight against T1D. The organization funds research, advocates for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and provides a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D. Over the years, Dr. Nelson has helped to lead JDRF walks, supported and attended the organization’s Galas, and has given not just his money, but his time and love as a loyal advocate for JDRF.
At present, the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology at GHS Children’s Hospital, which Dr. Nelson has led, actively treats over 1,200 diabetic patients, ranging in ages from 1 to 22 years. To help these patients experience camp life in a safe setting, Dr. Nelson was the driving force behind the creation of Camp Buddy. Now preparing for its fourth year, Camp Buddy is a three-day program that combines recreational and educational activities with a focus on nutrition, lifestyle habits, self-esteem and team building to help children and adolescents learn important diabetes self-management skills.
We will miss working with Dr. Nelson and wish him all the best in his new adventures! Please support Dr. Nelson’s legacy by making a donation in his honor today! Your generosity will help JDRF and Camp Buddy change lives for T1D patients and lighten the incredible daily burden of this disease—until it no longer exists.