2019 Delegates from Alabama


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Cheyenne

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 Cheyenne was diagnosed with T1D shortly after someone else very important in her life—her father was diagnosed. T1D fundraising and advocacy is a family affair for them, as they’ve become huge supporters of T1D research over the past decade. Although she is sometimes frustrated by the extra work […]

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John Henry

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 John Henry is involved in a number of activities including show choir, flag football and scouting. He hopes to become an Eagle Scout one day! He is very active with his local JDRF chapter. He has served as a youth ambassador, volunteered and performed at gala events and […]

2017 Delegates from Alabama


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Fernando

Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 12 Fernando is an honor roll student who likes football and track. He wants to be an engineer when he grows up. Fernando’s mother also has T1D, and when he was six years old he saved her life by calling 911 after she passed out from low blood sugar. […]

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Lily

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Lily loves all kinds of art: painting, sketching and digital art. Someday she would like to be a veterinarian. The newest technologies have made T1D easier for Lily to live with. She is excited for artificial pancreas systems to become available because with them, “It is almost like […]

2015 Delegates from Alabama


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Molly

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Molly, who has a karate black belt, is a “fighter to cure diabetes.” She wants to become a teacher and an author someday to “spread my love of learning and reading to other kids,” She’s already educating those around her about T1D. “I won both first and second […]

2013 Delegates from Alabama


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Caleb

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 5 As a certified scuba diver who has a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do, Caleb is simply too active to sit around waiting for a cure. “I don’t want to just wait for others to come up with a cure. I hope to become an endocrinologist when […]

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Cameron

Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Cameron must have broken some records. He has spoken to Alabama lawmakers about T1D research funding since he was just four, and he has appeared on TV and in the newspaper no less than 15 times for JDRF events! For his role in Children’s Congress, he says “I […]