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Windy City Weekend: Damon Williams talks relationships ahead of the holidays with Val and Ryan
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Comedian Damon Williams joins Val and Ryan for host chat and they're talking relationships ahead of the holidays.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Comedian Damon Williams joins us for host chat! We're talking relationships and a surprising new statistic for couples who met online! And the holidays are around the corner, the price of turkeys is at a record high! Plus, would you try a Thanksgiving flavored ice cream... with REAL turkey pieces!?

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Zarlengo's Italian Ice & Gelato

Aria Zarlengo is just shy of 2 years old but she has an important role: lead taste-tester for a no-sugar added, frozen treat product line for South suburban Chicago favorite, Zarlengo's Italian Ice & Gelato.

In November of 2020 before her first birthday, Aria was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after digestive problems prompted her parents to take her to the hospital. She was soon rushed to the emergency room and placed on intravenous fluids.

Knowing that Aria could no longer partake in his family's frozen treats including Italian ice, gelato, ice cream and a variety of novelties, Todd decided to create versions that didn't raise her glucose level and sell them at Zarlengo's retail location in Chicago Heights.

Less than a year after her diagnosis, Zarlengo's now sells Aria-branded ice cream sandwiches, Italian ice, and ice cream cups that don't budge glucose levels and help fund type 1 diabetes research at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. The goal of the research is to cure the disease without immunosuppressant drugs.

"I'm creating products that never even existed before," said Todd. "You can just get it for a couple dollars and donate to a good cause while you're doing it."

Todd and Jessica believe that Aria is changing the world by inspiring the new product line. They are both hoping the money raised by these healthy treats leads to new technology and medicine in the fight against the disease.

"I have become so passionate about eradicating Type 1 diabetes," said Todd. "It's going to happen. I am not going to stop."

For more information, visit zarlengositalianice.com/aria