2019 Delegates from Connecticut


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Emma

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 Following Emma’s T1D diagnosis in 2007, her father was diagnosed in 2010, and one of her younger brothers was diagnosed in 2015. Since then, their whole family has been actively involved with JDRF by mentoring families and participating in support groups, in addition to raising funds through events […]

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Logan

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 17 Months Logan enjoys being a collector, and is currently focused on collecting Hot Wheels and different kinds of money. He stays very active by running, cycling, swimming and playing tennis. Logan is especially proud of running with Team JDRF at the Disney 5K the past few years. He […]

2017 Delegates from Connecticut


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Bobby

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Bobby enjoys taking part in Model UN and coming up with solutions to real world issues. Both his sister and father also live with T1D. He says, “Thanks to JDRF we have seen great strides in bringing research to reality and I am very sure that with the […]

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Isabelle

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Isabelle loves to dance, particularly classic ballet, and take part in Model UN. Her goal is to attend medical school to become an endocrinologist. She explains, “Having to grow up with the disease has made me realize I want to become someone who will help other kids who […]

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Schuyler

Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 Schuyler loves sports, baking and traveling with her family. When she grows up, she wants to be involved with T1D by helping others manage the disease and find a cure. Her JDRF One Walk team ‘Schuyler’s Cupcakes’ has participated in eight JDRF Walks and raised more than $500,000 […]

2015 Delegates from Connecticut


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Claire

Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 5 Every kid living with T1D is brave, and Claire is certainly no exception. She’s already participated in three clinical trials, including one on insulin’s impact on brain growth. Claire advocates for JDRF by participating in JDRF Walks, and has even appeared in a JDRF public service announcement with […]

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Robert

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Marshall’s entire family is dedicated to JDRF advocacy. Together, they’ve organized a JDRF Walk, rallying friends and family under the team name “Marshall’s Tough Travelers” and winning a silver prize for fundraising. A water polo player and varsity golfer, Marshall is personally most proud of his contribution as […]

2013 Delegates from Connecticut


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Bobby

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 months T1D is one of many health obstacles Bobby lives with every day. Diagnosed with autism and dyspraxia in addition to his T1D, Bobby faces his hurdles with a bright smile that everyone notices. Bobby’s mom, Marilyn, says, “Everyone who meets him, teaches him, cares for him, agrees […]

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Harrison

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 Harrison sheds light on T1D—one lantern at a time. Through his organization T-1 Luminary Enlightenment, he has distributed more than 50,000 luminary bags, which have been lit up in all 50 states and on six continents in honor of T1D awareness. As a gifted public speaker, Harrison hopes […]

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Sophie

Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 months When she’s not singing the national anthem at the Jonas Brothers’ Kickball Game or raising more than $100,000 (to date) for her JDRF Walk team, you might catch Sophie practicing a Mozart concerto on her violin. The multitalented teen speaks pragmatically. “I have a high chance of […]