2019 Delegates from Colorado



Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Jacque is a very busy and fun 11-year-old, who is passionate about musical theater and plays piano, softball and just started playing trombone this past year. Jacque is also very active with her local JDRF Chapter, and has participated in JDRF One Walk events, Galas, TypeOneNation Summits and […]



Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 5 Jaden is proud of himself for a number of reasons—and rightfully so—he and his baseball team won the Little League World Series in Colorado and he was presented with the “Excellence in Fundraising” award by JDRF! He’s also a proud JDRF Youth Ambassador, has participated in JDRF One […]



Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Sophie is passionate about so many activities: from competitive soccer to jazz band, pep band and honors wind symphony, to National Junior Honors Society and Society of Women Engineers. Sophie is also incredibly passionate about raising awareness about T1D by being involved with JDRF, currently serving as the […]

2017 Delegates from Colorado



Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 Ellie likes to perform Irish dance, play soccer and violin, and sing in choir. When she grows up she would like to become an engineer who helps build prosthetics for people and animals. Ellie says, “I dream of a world where there is peace, less people with T1D, […]



Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 Thomas and his family have been active with JDRF since shortly after his diagnosis at age three. Thomas has served as a Youth Ambassador for the Rocky Mountain Chapter for the past three years, volunteered at the chapter’s 2015 and 2016 Galas, and has participated in the local […]

2015 Delegates from Colorado



Age: 9 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 David is in good company managing his T1D—his older brother was diagnosed with the disease nearly 12 years before David learned he had T1D. “I was taught a lot from my brother, and he has really helped me out. I can’t believe all the things I have to […]



Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 1 Michael isn’t alone in the struggle against T1D. “I have watched my friends, cousin and my brother diagnosed and struggle the same way that I have,” he says. He’s attending JDRF Children’s Congress to advocate not just for renewed research efforts but also to share his hope for […]



Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 “Diabetes has thrown me some challenges over the last ten years,” says Olivia. “But my parents have always taught me that I can do anything that someone without diabetes can do, it just takes more thought and planning.” Olivia is well on her way to doing anything and […]

2013 Delegates from Colorado



Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 Dillon imagines a world without T1D. “A cure would allow for parents to rest easier when their child steps on the field, goes for a bike ride, or says, ‘See you tomorrow, Mom!’ before their first sleepover. It would allow for children to focus on getting good grades […]



Age: 10 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Landry believes T1D should be the last thing on kids’ minds. “Kids should only have to worry about doing well in school, being kind to others, and becoming good citizens.” With his winning attitude, Landry practices what he preaches. “I don’t complain about having T1D. It is what […]



Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Sam can relate to other kids with T1D who excel at school, love sports, and enjoy life—but who don’t always feel exactly “normal.” “I know deep down that I have something special about me with this disease, but there are so many other things that are special about […]



Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 Though Virginia has had T1D for most of her life, it’s thinking about newly diagnosed children that really discourages—and inspires—her work. “So many children are being diagnosed every day, and it breaks my heart. My family and I try to help any way we can, but it won’t […]