Age: 6 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 One of the younger delegates, Kaleb wrote a beautiful, handwritten note explaining what a T1D cure would mean to him: “Please help find a cure. That would be the best day of my life. I know it takes money, but trust me, it is worth it!” Kaleb is […]
2015 Delegates from Alaska
2013 Delegates from Alaska
Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 13 Tylar’s lifelong desire was always to join the military. Even though his diagnosis with T1D last year means that his first dream may not happen, Tylar wasted no time in committing himself to another honorable goal: fighting for a cure and clarifying what T1D is for people who […]
2011 Delegates from Alaska
When Gus was diagnosed at age six, he thought getting diabetes was just part of growing up, like losing baby teeth. That's because his older brother, Hugo, already had it.
When Gus was diagnosed at age six, he thought getting diabetes was just part of growing up, like losing baby teeth. That’s because his older brother, Hugo, already had it.
Hugo's positive outlook on life shines brightly, even as he details the hardships of living with type 1 diabetes since the age of three. His desire to spread awareness about what it's like to live with type 1 inspired him to become a Children's Congress delegate.