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David Papier

David Papier

English Professor David Papier Ensures a Better Tomorrow

The Chinese have a simple saying that translates as "Tomorrow will be better," explained David Papier.  Not only does he believe the adage to be true, he lives his life ensuring it.  David made a generous bequest in support of the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute, with hopes that the future will be free from diabetes for the millions of children and adults already touched by this disease.

"If all people could do their part, even in small ways, we could possibly make that saying a reality," said David, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2001.  He learned about the DRI online and took a tour of the state-of-the-art facility.

"I was impressed by the size and scope of the place and was excited actually to see stem cells through a microscope!  I realized fully that this was not just a public relations game, but highly focused high-tech research," said David, a professor who travels the world teaching English as a second language.

"I made my bequest to do what I could so that young people in the future might have a better chance of leading healthier, more normal lives," he said.  Arranging the bequest was simple.  David discussed his wishes to make a provision for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation with his attorney and gave him the proper wording for including the DRI Foundation in his will, which he obtained from the Foundation staff.

Although he calls South Florida home, David also divides his time between his summer place at the Jersey Shore and working in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean mainly.  David continued, "What I enjoy most about my life is the chance not just to pass through, but to live in other cultures and get to know the people and their lifestyles."

David dedicates much of his life to helping others, through teaching and understanding.  Clearly, with his generous contribution to the DRI, he intends to continue this commitment even beyond his lifetime.

Click here for more information on making a bequest to the DRI Foundation to support the cure-focused research of the Diabetes Research Institute.

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