2019 Delegates from New Jersey


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Arianna

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 Arianna is not defined by her diabetes: after being told she could not be an astronaut, she got accepted into space camp. She has dedicated a great amount of time and effort to T1D awareness and fundraising through participating in JDRF events including meeting with Senator Menendez and […]

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Danny

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Danny does an incredible job of managing a full schedule of academics and extra curricular activities including serving as vice president of his class and co-president of the Philosophy Club, playing baseball and participating in theatre productions. Additionally, he volunteers for various political candidates and at his local […]

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Jameson

Age: 9 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Jameson knows that the T1D community is supportive regardless of where one lives, because he’s experienced it firsthand. He and his family have been deeply involved with JDRF since Jameson was diagnosed with T1D at age two. Because his father is an active duty member of the Air […]

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John

Age: 9 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 When John isn’t tearing up the ice as part of his travel hockey team, or surfing at the beach with his brother and cousins, he’s busy educating his friends, family and community about T1D. In addition to forming “Johnny’s T1D Goons” and becoming the top fundraising team at […]

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Keyonna

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Keyonna has always been a very ambitious and creative person, and now is excited to take her passion to Washington, D.C. for Children’s Congress. She is a very talented writer, dancer and photographer. Keyonna is especially passionate about social justice and politics, and hopes to one day have […]

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Zoey

Age: 5 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Zoey never lets T1D slow her down. She enjoys going to pre-school, playing with her older sister, dancing, playing at the park, coloring and wants to be a singer like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry when she grows up. Zoey and her family have participated in JDRF One […]

2017 Delegates from New Jersey


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Holden

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Holden’s aspirations are literally sky high. He would like to be an astronaut when he grows up, and says he won’t let his T1D hold him back. He has walked with his JDRF One Walk team, ‘Holden’s Hope,’ for the past six years and throughout the last three […]

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Ian

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Ian has declared war on his T1D. “I think the biggest accomplishment I have is that I fight and beat diabetes every day,” he says. “Diabetes took my dream [of being a soldier] from me, but with research and funding it won’t take my life from me.” A […]

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Isa

Age: 8 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Isabella loves drawing, writing, reading, gymnastics and swimming. She is only eight, but she’s already a walker, fundraiser and advocate. Recently, she met with Senator Menendez to show him the challenges of living with T1D. She explains, “It’s hard and annoying having diabetes because I don’t like getting […]

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Jack

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 “I am NOT a diabetic, I HAVE diabetes,” says Jack, who wants to make one thing very clear: people with T1D are just like everyone else. Diagnosed just two years ago, Jack doesn’t like talking about his T1D, but he has enthusiastically embraced the role of fundraiser for […]

2015 Delegates from New Jersey


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Aaron

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 A founding member of the First Lego League, his school’s first–ever robotics team, Aaron is also a talented tennis player. He raises funds for JDRF a number of ways, from selling lemonade and paracord bracelets that he makes himself to recruiting classmates for JDRF Walks and speaking with […]

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John

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Jack is a powerhouse: He’s an accomplished actor (you might have caught him in the TV show Royal Pains), an avid tennis player, lifeguard, JDRF volunteer and an aspiring counselor who encourages kids who have been newly diagnosed with T1D. Back in middle school, he even convinced his […]

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Joshua

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 What do T1D and golf, Joshua’s favorite sport, have in common? More than you’d think. “Diabetes and golf are both games of numbers. In T1D, it’s all about what my blood sugar is. In golf, it’s all about how far out you are from the hole,” he explains. […]

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Lila

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 “Even though I don’t like having diabetes,” says Lila, “I have met some really good friends who I can talk to about diabetes.” She’s also met a number of celebs who live with T1D: Kyle Cochran from American Ninja Warrior, Crystal Bowersox, Charlie Kimball, Ryan Reed and Kendall […]

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Sean

Age: 6 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Sean was diagnosed with T1D at only 2 years old, which, his mom says, forced him to “gain strength that he was too young to even understand existed.” As most kids with T1D can attest, life changed in the moment of his diagnosis. Sean and his family became […]

2013 Delegates from New Jersey


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Amber

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Amber just can’t hide her enthusiasm for T1D researchers and their progress toward a cure. “If they’re close to a cure, they should have me on speed dial! I cannot even imagine how life would be for me if I did not have to deal with type 1 […]

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Fiona

Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 Fiona is a fighter—and a fast learner. Within a month of her T1D diagnosis at age seven, she was administering her insulin shots and testing her blood-glucose levels on her own. She reflects, “Although every day with type 1 diabetes is a constant battle, I fight through.” Fiona […]

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Lyndsey

Age: 10 Age at T1D diagnosis: 10 months A gifted equestrian who is currently working on a novel, Lyndsey harbors dreams of becoming a veterinarian and a writer someday—so that she can write about her adventures with animals. In the meantime, she advocates for T1D research by participating in JDRF Walks, expresses her frustrations with […]

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Myles

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 months Myles is committed to serving his community. As the recipient of multiple service awards, it’s no surprise that his hope for a cure is rooted in its benefits for others. “A cure for type 1 diabetes is important to me because it would make my life and […]

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Rachel

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 As an accomplished pianist and T1D advocate, Rachel hits all the right notes. “I really believe that one day we will find a cure to help millions of other children out there battling type 1 diabetes, just like me. A cure would mean no more finger pricks or […]