2015 Delegates from Arizona


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Haley

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 In a moving letter to her Congressman, Haley explained that complications from T1D are “scary for me and the millions of others with type 1 diabetes in this country. That’s why I am so involved with JDRF. That’s why I hiked 221 miles and nearly froze to death […]

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Katherine

Age: 9 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Katherine is a YouTube sensation! She has created her own fantastic take on Meghan Trainor’s hit song, “All About That Bass,” but with a type T1D twist. Katherine and her friends with T1D sing their own version called “All About The Cure,” and have even been featured on […]

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Nicole

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Nicole wants to encourage everyone attending JDRF Children’s Congress—and she hopes to inspire even more people when she’s older. “I want to be a pediatrician or teacher when I grow up. I want to tell other kids with diabetes that it is ok to have diabetes, and that […]

2013 Delegates from Arizona


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Adalyne

Age: 10 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Adalyne, who manages both T1D and celiac disease, has a lot on her mind. “A cure would mean my brain could think about other things instead.” Adalyne and her family are helping in the effort toward a cure, having founded the largest support group in Phoenix, AZ, discussing […]

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Mary Kate

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 Mary Kate gets by with a little help from her friends. “I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have such wonderful people in my life supporting me and living with me each and every day, overcoming this disease right by my side. I have true supporters […]

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Mia

Age: 8 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Mia remembers her first JDRF Walk. “The first year, I was only five, and I thought that because we did the Walk and raised money, a cure would be found right away and we wouldn’t have to do the Walk again. There isn’t a cure yet, so we […]

2011 Delegates from Arizona


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Brody

One day, Brody's mom told him, "You are just like Luke Skywalker! You have The Force inside you and you can use it to get through your site changes." Brody took those words to heart, and used them to find bravery in the face of diabetes' challenges.

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Brody

One day, Brody’s mom told him, “You are just like Luke Skywalker! You have The Force inside you and you can use it to get through your site changes.” Brody took those words to heart, and used them to find bravery in the face of diabetes’ challenges.

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LeAnne

Diagnosed at age one, LeAnne spent ages four through six as the Yuma Bikers Against Diabetes Princess, helping to raise money for children with diabetes and to spread awareness in the community. She's volunteered at fundraising events and been interviewed about diabetes for newspaper, radio, and television.

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LeAnne

Diagnosed at age one, LeAnne spent ages four through six as the Yuma Bikers Against Diabetes Princess, helping to raise money for children with diabetes and to spread awareness in the community. She’s volunteered at fundraising events and been interviewed about diabetes for newspaper, radio, and television.