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Delilah

Age: 10 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Delilah remembers the day she was diagnosed. “It was very scary,” she says, “it was a lot to learn.” Yet Delilah has turned those fears into a new hope for a cure. Today, she uses a CGM and also relies on her diabetes alert dog, Yalu. “I am […]

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Grace

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 12 Grace participated in a JDRF Walk about 10 years before she was even diagnosed with T1D—she walked to support her brother, who was diagnosed first. “We were the first members of our family to have type 1 diabetes, so it was a huge adjustment for all of us,” […]

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Hunter

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 10 Hunter is reaching new heights… and it’s not just because he’s an accomplished pole vaulter. (He even taught himself to vault!) Hunter has raised more than $30,000 for JDRF in the years since he was diagnosed, serves as a Youth Ambassador, helps out at JDRF Galas, golf and […]

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Jackson

Age: 7 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Can you imagine a restaurant designed for people with T1D? Jackson can. He loves going out to eat but is sometimes frustrated that restaurants don’t always post nutritional information. Someday, he wants to open “Jackson’s Restaurant of Everything,” complete with nutritionists to answer questions. In the meantime, Jackson […]

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Jacob

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 From speech and debate, to robotics and programming, to lacrosse and cycling, Jacob’s passions are as diverse as his many commitments to T1D awareness. A JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes cyclist, volunteer and speaker, Jacob has also shared information about T1D with his classmates through health projects. “In […]

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John

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 An avid baseball player, John has played for as long as he can remember on school, little league, all–star and travel teams. “I have played most sports: baseball, basketball, soccer, football and golf,” he says, but “baseball is my favorite sport by far because I have played it […]

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Joseph

Age: 6 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 Joseph has some serious fundraising chops. His JDRF Walk team was the second–highest fundraising team in his local JDRF chapter, raising almost $15,000 in Joseph’s very first year participating, an amount they doubled at this year’s Walk. With help from his mom, Joseph helps share his message of hope […]

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Laura

Age: 6 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Laura is a hard worker: She helps her dad on their family ranch, and when she grows up, she wants to become a veterinarian, and to continue to farm her family’s avocados, citrus fruits and olives. She is also a dedicated T1D advocate. Laura and her diabetic alert […]

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Madeleine

Age: 10 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 Maddy tells an inspiring story about sharing her experience with T1D: “I gave a short speech at the Imagine Gala about how I had to stick myself a minimum of 84 times a week to test my blood sugar. I asked the audience to please give $84 towards […]

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Olivia

Age: 7 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Olivia has Olympic–sized dreams: A talented ice skater, she won two first–place medals in her first competition. “My mom said she was extra proud of me, because not only did I go out and do my programs the best I could, I also did it while dealing with […]