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Death Of 22 Year Old Will Hauver Prompts "Type 1 Diabetes Egg Crack Challenge"

22 year-old Will Hauver unexpectedly passed away from complications due to his type 1 diabetes and the stomach flu in February of 2015. Just months before, Will posted a video on Facebook jokingly creating the T1 Diabetes Egg Crack Challenge. See this and other posts on his page.

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Will Hauver, a Towson, Maryland native, passed away due to complications of his type 1 diabetes and the stomach flu in February of 2015. Just six months before passing, he began a movement: the "Type 1 Diabetes Egg Crack Challenge." He had posted a witty and comical video in response to the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" that went viral around that time. In this video he pledges a donation of $48.25 to ALS, and also cracks an egg on his head to spread awareness for Type 1 Diabetes, or as he calls it "LIVabetes". His friends from McDonogh School and Rollins College plan to keep his memory alive and to spread awareness for this autoimmune disease that has no cure and is irreversible, unlike many cases of Type 2 Diabetes.

Like the challenge on Facebook: JDRF Egg Crack Challenge

Follow on twitter: @JDRFEggCrack

Donate to JDRF in Will's honor: Donate

Participate today, and don't forget to nominate Ellen DeGeneres! We think she would be perfect to help us raise awareness and funds for this cause.

In addition to this video, Will had also made a post on his Facebook page not long before his passing that said "When I die, I hope my life will look as cool as it appeared on Facebook" with one of his incredible drawings.

See more of Will's art Here

BE THE FIRST IN YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLE TO START THE CHALLENGE!!!

Participate in this Diabetes Egg Crack Challenge and nominate others to participate or make a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation today:

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There is also a Scholarship Fund that was created in Will's honor at both his college, Rollins College, and High School, McDonogh School. Links to donate are below.

Will Hauver Memorial Scholarship Fund - Rollins College

William L. Hauver '11 Memorial Fund - McDonogh School

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Watch the video of Will's Egg Crack Challenge!

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Inspiring tribute made for Will about the Egg Crack Challenge

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Will's parents complete the egg crack challenge!

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NFL Wide Receiver Gerrard Sheppard takes Diabetes Egg Crack Challenge

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Georgetown Women's Lacrosse challenges Ellen!

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