2017 Delegates from Wisconsin


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Addison

Age: 6 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 “Diabetes is all I know,” says six-year-old Addison. Diagnosed when she was just three, Addison is already an advocate for the importance of T1D research. Last fall, she met her local Congressman, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, to advocate for T1D research support. She and her mother […]

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Carson

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 Carson has personally raised more than $15,000 for T1D research. He has participated in several of the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter’s JDRF One Walk and Kids Walk events, organized a basketball game benefitting JDRF at his school, and been the guest of honor at another basketball game that raised […]

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Evan

Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 5 Evan likes video games, the Green Bay Packers and solving Rubik’s Cubes. When he grows up he wants to be a professional football player. Although managing his T1D wasn’t too bad at first, Evan says that “after a while I started to hate having to stop and test […]

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Lili

Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 5 Lili doesn’t let T1D get in the way of the things she loves to do, like playing soccer and basketball, but it does bring its challenges. She says, “Unfortunately, I still have bad days when my blood sugar is too high or too low.” Lili takes part in […]

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Samanatha

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Samantha enjoys cycling, singing in choir, and playing the piano. Since her diagnosis, she has had the full support of her family to take on T1D and not let it dominate her life. She explains, “With any challenge, allies help you overcome obstacles; my parents and my doctor […]

2015 Delegates from Wisconsin


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Cara

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 Cara has gold–medal goals. As a competitive figure skater and national silver medalist skater with a synchronized skating team, she also knows a lot about discipline. “One day I hope that all I have been through and my accomplishments are remembered as I stand on top of not […]

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Jack

Age: 6 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Jack loves his life. His many favorite hobbies include cooking, eating, skiing, surfing, soccer, traveling and reading. And he has the same zest in his T1D advocacy. At a JDRF Promise Ball, he and his family spoke and showed a video about his life and raised more than […]

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Keira

Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Keira loves cooking, dance and baking. In fact, she’d like to own her own bakery when she grows up. In the meantime, she spends time advocating for T1D awareness and raising money for the JDRF Walk. Living with T1D can be difficult, she says, when it means missing […]

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Sophia

Age: 10 Age at T1D diagnosis: 5 Sophia is one passionate proponent of the cause. “I’ve been a part of JDRF’s Promise to Remember Me Campaign for four years in a row, have attended the JDRF Gala, have held fundraisers, appeared on The Morning Blend, had a two–minute documentary made by Kohl’s Corporation about my […]

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Stella

Age: 9 Age at T1D diagnosis: 1 “I’m proud of myself because anything I set my mind to, I accomplish,” proudly says Stella. Take biking and unicycling, for instance. “I wanted to bike, and I woke up and did it. Same with unicycling. My parents took me and I got it in the first two […]

2013 Delegates from Wisconsin


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Kimmy

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 Next time you flip on the TV, open the newspaper, or turn on the radio, you might just encounter Kimberly. Through her TV, radio, and newspaper ads, she has helped raise awareness about T1D. One particular example stands out. “I’m especially proud of my radio ad, because it […]

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Shannon

Age: 10 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 months Softball, school plays, and student government. Acting, choir, and mystery books. Shannon’s life is bursting with activity, despite her T1D. “I still do everything I want to do—I just have to stop, test my blood sugar, and see if I need to do something for my blood […]

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Shelby

Age: 8 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Ask Shelby for her greatest accomplishment, and the answer is both simple and poignant: “Living successfully with T1D.” Both she and her dad have the disease. She used to take insulin shots, but Shelby now uses the Omnipod, which she says makes managing her T1D much easier. Yet […]

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Wyatt

Age:10 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 An aspiring politician, Wyatt is looking to make a difference. As a student council representative, he personally asked the mayor of Green Bay, WI, to recognize World Diabetes Day—and succeeded! Wyatt has spoken with many Members of Congress to help them learn about life with T1D, JDRF, and the […]