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 […]
2015 Delegates from Wisconsin
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
2011 Delegates from Wisconsin
"I love showing other kids that they can follow their dreams no matter what life throws at them," says Alexander. Type 1 diabetes has not stopped him from leading an active life with big dreams. He is an award-winning gymnast, a junior drag racer, a sailing instructor, and he has won awards in art and […]
"In the future, I aspire to do something meaningful," says Darby. She has thought about opening her own dance studio (since she loves to dance), or becoming an endocrinologist to help in the fight against diabetes, which she was diagnosed with at age three.
Max and his younger sister, Sophie, both have type 1, and have teamed up in the fight against diabetes. With their team, "The Attack Pack," they raise money in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, and meet with newly diagnosed children and their families to provide support.
Sophie and her older brother, Max, are on a mission: to raise awareness of the disease they both have, and to tell their story of living with type 1 diabetes to Congress so that research funding continues. They're in this together, and they work hard to make a difference.