Lil Jon: Why He Fights to Stop Diabetes®

By American Diabetes Association

This week is the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Appreciation Week (NVAW), a time when we at the American Diabetes Association (Association) acknowledge the distinguished volunteers who bring our mission to life all over the country.

During NVAW 2014, we’d like to recognize one of our star volunteers who has gone above and beyond to help all of those affected by diabetes: Grammy Award winner Lil Jon. For him, raising awareness of diabetes is a personal mission, just as it is for so many others.

Before Lil Jon’s mother had a stroke due to type 2 diabetes complications, he was in the dark about the disease. “I just never knew anything before she had a stroke,” he says. “I didn’t even know that people with diabetes had strokes or kidney failure or heart disease. I didn’t know the history of the disease, or that it’s a lifelong disease.” After learning how important prevention and management is for type 2, he was armed and ready to get this information out to the public.

That’s why he rejoined the cast of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” in 2013, this time competing with the Association as the charity of his choice. By sharing his mother’s story and promoting the Association’s Diabetes Risk Test and research programs, as well as its services for people living with diabetes, Lil Jon earned a total of $195,000 to help Stop Diabetes

Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah C.B. Helping Hands Ministries Founder/Overseer / Business owner / Nurse, Friend, Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah, a small town country girl with a big heart. That big heart didn’t go unnoticed by God. At age 8; Apostle Shelia made the most important decision of her life. She decided to follow Christ. It wasn’t long before she heard the calling of God upon her life to reach the lost at any cost. To touch lives, one person at a time. By age 15 she was actively ministering to many in her community. From the young to the elderly, and even the dying; she has made it a priority to care for the souls of those in need. Today Apostle Shelia leads the C.B. Helping Hands Ministries team on a greater call. A call to reach the lost not just in our community but also around the world. C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and Apostle Shelia have become the vessel that God is using to bridge the gap between generations and touch the hearts of a lost, and dying world. Daily she ministers to the homeless, battered women, suicidal people and at risk youth among others. As a John Maxwell certified coach, and speaker she travels the world adding value to others. She is dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and helping others see their true potential. With a never quit attitude and unwavering faith, she has been able to build C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and testify of God’s provisions and unfailing love. Making sure to always give God the honor and praise. She motivates young adults like none other. She has become a renown inspirational speaker like none other. She is real, she is alive, she is on fire and excited about transforming, and adding value to others.. She is new, real, and a breath of fresh air. Called, and anointed for such a time as this.
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