2019 Delegates from Nebraska


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Riley

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 Riley has been active her entire life, and when she was diagnosed with T1D at age seven, she knew she wasn’t going to let it stop her from doing the things she loves. When she’s not on the softball field or in the dance studio—where she both performs […]

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Sofia

Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 10 Sofia is an extremely positive teenager, who met her T1D diagnosis with optimism and curiosity when she was just 10 years old. Having T1D hasn’t slowed her down from swimming, running cross country, skiing, snowboarding and wakeboarding. Sofia also loves drawing, painting and sculpting. She is most proud […]

2017 Delegates from Nebraska


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Jackson

Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Jackson is an eighth grader who loves hockey and baseball. He has a lot to be proud of this year: he is a straight-A student and captain of his hockey team. But Jackson is most proud that his family team, Jack’s Pack, has raised $100,000 walking for JDRF […]

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Maddie

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 14 months Maddie is a typical teenager who loves playing sports, hanging out with her friends and shopping. She loves to travel and her dream job is to one day work at Google. She says that although T1D technology has come very far since her diagnosis, “it would be […]

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Sadie

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Sadie’s passions are art, writing, math and law. Last year she took a class trip to Washington, D.C., where the Supreme Court building captivated her. She explains, “Sonia Sotomayor is a particular inspiration to me, as she also has type 1 diabetes. Her life and hardships continue to […]

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Sawyer

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 Sawyer loves hockey and plays defense for three different teams. His goal is to play club hockey for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He says, “Each year I have to reeducate my new coaches and teammates on what type 1 is and why I need to prick my finger […]

2015 Delegates from Nebraska


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Molly

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Like many kids who found out they had T1D at a very young age, Molly can’t recall the day she was diagnosed. Or, as she puts it, “I can’t remember a time that I did not have diabetes, but I don’t let it define me!” An avid golfer, […]

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Nolan

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Nolan loves giving back: he works on service projects with his family and his church, helps package meals to send to the hungry, and has even designed a children’s library for a homeless shelter. Nolan is also an active T1D advocate. In fact, he has already met with […]

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Patsy

Age: 7 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Patsy was already familiar with T1D before she received her diagnosis. Her older brother Nolan, who is also attending JDRF Children’s Congress, was diagnosed first. “I have watched my brother check his blood sugar and use his insulin pump my whole life,” says Patsy. “Although I try to […]

2013 Delegates from Nebraska


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Christina

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 As a child, Christina was worried about “catching” T1D. When she developed the (noncontagious) disease at 11, she realized “‘Catching’ type 1 diabetes is not like getting a cold, where you eventually get better … My constant dependence on needing to administer insulin at exactly the right times […]

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Trevin

Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 10 Trevin’s enthusiasm for life, and a cure, is contagious. “It is one of my hopes and dreams that in my lifetime, a cure will be found, and I will do anything I can to help!” As an athlete, guitarist in his own band—which played at a recent JDRF […]