Matthew Wood is not a performance artist—but he is a true blue supporter for JDRF. The father of two, a fire safety engineer in London, spent 30 days last fall wearing a shiny blue morph suit for 16 hours a day as a way to raise awareness and funds for JDRF’s UK affiliate.
Matthew’s reason to be blue? His 11-year-old nephew, Joseph Bishop, who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Matthew reported that the morph suit, which covered 95 percent of his body, was restrictive and often uncomfortable, but that it gave him a deeper appreciation of the daily burden his nephew carries in managing his T1D.
Despite the discomfort, Matthew drove, walked in public, and even attended board meetings at his company wearing the blue morph suit. He raised more than £1,000 ($1,500) for JDRF.