Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 12 Bryce’s dreams are taking flight. As a member of Civil Air Patrol, a nonprofit associated with the U.S. Air Force that helps with disaster relief and homeland security, Bryce has earned the rank of senior airman. Like other kids living with T1D, he hopes for new technological treatments […]
2015 Delegates from Wyoming
Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 5 Shelby was diagnosed with T1D when she was five, but she’s long been familiar with T1D. Her grandmother and father have the disease, too. Shelby draws hope from her grandma’s attitude. “She is a fighter, and has passed that on to my father and me.” Shelby plays basketball […]
2013 Delegates from Wyoming
Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Calvin has a very clear memory of October 28, 2009—the day he was diagnosed with T1D. He got to play video games, and at the hospital Halloween party his face was painted green to look like an ogre. But when he was ready to leave the hospital, Calvin […]
2011 Delegates from Wyoming
Myrtice has experienced years of struggling with type 1, since being diagnosed at age three. She helped her mom run a diabetes support group, which allowed her to see the challenges that many other people with the disease live with every day.