2019 Delegates from Georgia


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Catelin

Age: 7 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Catelin received her T1D diagnosis two years ago, but she and her family were already familiar with the disease since both of her older brothers also live with T1D. Catelin and her family are very involved with the JDRF Georgia Chapter. The JDRF One Walk is one of […]

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Hayden

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 Hayden successfully manages a busy schedule of school, travel and playing on the lacrosse team. Despite living in Atlanta, he spends about 20 days a year snow skiing out west. Hayden also enjoys playing golf and tennis with his dad, playing video games and spending time with his […]

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Malakai

Age: 10 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 Malakai was diagnosed with T1D less than a year ago, but hasn’t let it stop him from continuing to do the things he loves like wrestling, playing football and enjoying music and dancing. He’s also no stranger to public speaking, has enjoyed starring in his school play, as […]

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MJ

Age: 10 Age at T1D diagnosis: 5 MJ is no stranger to speaking with people about what life with T1D is like. Every year, he sets aside time to tell his teachers and classmates about T1D; from what his insulin pump does, to the latest research updates, he keeps those around him well-informed. MJ’s family […]

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Ty

Age: 8 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Ty and his family have learned to adjust to life with not only him having T1D, but his older brother and younger sister as well. Ty is thankful for the research advancements that have helped make life a little easier, which is why he and his family work […]

2017 Delegates from Georgia


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Caroline

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 12 Caroline enjoys playing flute in marching band, attending Camp Adam Fisher for kids with diabetes and her family’s yearly summer beach trip. Her goal is to become a nurse practitioner specializing in pediatric endocrinology. She explains, “I want to be a positive role model and assure these kids […]

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Lucy

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 Lucy is a swimmer who enjoys participating in Model UN and hanging out with her friends. She is also very committed to advocating for a cure for T1D. Lucy participates in JDRF One Walk, acts as an ambassador at JDRF Dream Galas and has met with her Congressman […]

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Micah

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 18 months Micah loves to play lacrosse—and he hopes to continue to play in college. When his young parents couldn’t handle managing his diabetes, Micah was placed in foster care. He says, “It changed every aspect of my life including my family, my values, where I live, and my […]

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Priya

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 Priya enjoys playing the flute, singing and drawing. Priya isn’t the only person in her family with T1D; her brother has T1D as well. JDRF is a family affair. Together they participate in the JDRF One Walk, Gala and the mentor program. Priya has participated in two clinical […]

2015 Delegates from Georgia


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Mary Morgan

Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 “I’m learning that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade,” says Mary Morgan. “Sugar–free lemonade, that is!” Her sunny disposition gets her through the daily struggles of having T1D, which she was diagnosed with about five years ago. But Mary Morgan’s magnetic personality also has a […]

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Robert (Bobby)

Age: 9 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 For Bobby, a cure for T1D would mean one thing: Game time! “There is so much hope that someday I can just keep playing baseball and not have to stop and check my blood!” he says. Because of recent updates, he says, “There is hope in an artificial […]

2013 Delegates from Georgia


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Mary Grace

Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Mary Grace is proud of her service as a role model for other kids—those who have T1D and those who do not. Inspired by younger students and the children she babysits, she hopes for a solution someday. “When I look at these children, all I see is innocent […]

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Taylor

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 1 Diagnosed with T1D just three weeks after her first birthday, Taylor has scarcely known a life without site changes and syringes, highs and lows, and carbohydrate counting. Yet Taylor and her family persevere, working actively with their JDRF chapter as advocates not only for T1D research funding, but […]