A Numbers Game, or: We Are All Number One

Congratulations, kid, you’re going to Washington! Now what?     By Reed Gialketsis (17 years old, Nevada) At this year’s Children’s Congress, 161 kids and teens will gather in Washington, D.C. But there’s another number that I think deserves attention―the more than 1,300 kids who applied for the event but won’t be going. While I’m […]

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

I will control my T1D. My T1D won’t control me.     By Amelia Rehrman 11 years old, Pennsylvania Hi! My name is Amelia and I am 11 years old. I am so happy to be a 2013 Children’s Congress delegate from Pennsylvania. My favorite hobbies include photography and blogging, so I am taking this […]

Children’s Congress 2013 Welcome Message from Camille Nash

Dear Children’s Congress Delegates and Families: I am thrilled to join you all here in Washington, D.C., for this incredible event! As event co-chair, I am honored to serve next to our wonderful event chair, Angie Platt—a dedicated mother of a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and one of JDRF’s most energetic volunteers. Angie […]

Welcome Letter from 2011 Children's Congress Chair Stefany Shaheen

It is my honor and sincere pleasure to welcome you to the 2011 Children’s Congress website. This site is the center for our growing collection of Children’s Congress-related web activities, including our on-line application and interactive blog. This web site offers dynamic features such as videos from the past Children’s Congresses, media clips and articles […]