Justin Troy Page
Justin Troy Page grew up in a little town outside of Raleigh, NC. Every parent thinks their child is perfect, Justin was, and he’d be quick to prove it. The first 16 years of his life were a blur as he became a big brother twice and excelled in school. He was deeply involved in his youth group at church and never missed an opportunity for a zinging quip or practical joke. A graham cracker pie crust filled with lard and a layer of whipped topping over it was labeled “Snow Flake Pie” at a church dinner once. When he was 16, he woke up with a headache and not feeling well. By the end of the week, he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He was braver than his Mom and Dad by far. He never complained about the thousands of injections, finger pricks, or the unfairness of the disease. By the time he graduated in 2017, he had decided on a career path in biopharmaceuticals. His desire was to learn more about his disease and contribute to its eradication. He started as a temporary contractor for a local pharmaceutical company, Seqirus, and swiftly was hired as a full-time employee. While working full time, he was also attending college full time, pursuing a degree in his field. Not long after moving into his own apartment and buying a new to him car, Justin passed away during the night on Nov 2, 2019 due to a low blood sugar episode. Although he missed his 21st birthday by less than a week, he lived more and accomplished more than most do in a long lifetime.
Memorial Scholarship Information
It is the mission of his Foundation to help other Type 1 college students in North Carolina attend college and ease the financial burden of their studies. To that end, The Justin Troy Page Scholarship will award scholarships in the amount of $1500 to accepted applicants who are Type 1, are residents of North Carolina, and are enrolled in an accredited college or university in North Carolina.
All funds collected towards this endeavor are used 100% for the scholarships. This scholarship fund is established as a 501(c)3 organization, so all donations are tax deductible. If you would like to honor Justin with a donation, it will be used to help those that are walking the path he did. Please click the Donate button on the lower right-hand side of the screen to make a donation!
Thank you for remembering and honoring Justin!