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Cheyenne

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 Cheyenne was diagnosed with T1D shortly after someone else very important in her life—her father was diagnosed. T1D fundraising and advocacy is a family affair for them, as they’ve become huge supporters of T1D research over the past decade. Although she is sometimes frustrated by the extra work […]

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John Henry

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 John Henry is involved in a number of activities including show choir, flag football and scouting. He hopes to become an Eagle Scout one day! He is very active with his local JDRF chapter. He has served as a youth ambassador, volunteered and performed at gala events and […]

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Bruno

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 18 Months From hiking to hunting, fishing to archery, Bruno loves being outdoors. He is very active in Boy Scouts, and is excited to attend the Frostbite Campout in the Yukon next year. Bruno also likes reading about World War II and aviation, participating in Student Government and even […]

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Grant

Age: 5 Age at T1D diagnosis: 1 Although Grant is only five, he has already grown into a big advocate for those living with T1D. His parents describe his attitude toward T1D as brave and articulate, and even though Grant will tell you his pancreas is broken, he hasn’t let it stop him from doing […]

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Rachel

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 Rachel lives with both T1D and childhood Graves’ disease, and she refuses to let either slow her down. Rachel stays very active by hiking, lifting weights and playing club volleyball. She was captain of her high school’s varsity volleyball team as a freshman, and she went to state […]

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Jack Walker

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Jack Walker loves being outdoors, spending his time hunting, hiking and mowing the lawn. Jack Walker also enjoys drawing, writing, and learning about history, as well as reading reference books, survival guides, the atlas and dictionaries. He also spends a lot of time volunteering with his local JDRF […]

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Kasey

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Kasey is always standing up for the rights of others, and plans to pursue a career in human or animal rights someday. Kasey has overcome a lot of challenges, including managing her T1D while living away from her parents at such a young age. She attends a prestigious […]

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Zane

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Since Zane was diagnosed with T1D at age eight, he and his family have been an unstoppable force for the T1D community. In the last eight years, he has done more to fight for the T1D community than most people do their entire lives. Zane is taking his […]

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Andrew

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 When Andrew was diagnosed with T1D at age three, he knew he had to be very brave in order to live well the disease. Andrew isn’t just brave, he plans to be a hero for the T1D community someday. When he is older, Andrew is interested in becoming […]

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Anthony

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 Anthony has earned the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve, Eagle Scout. Scouts are resilient, resourceful and spend years working to benefit their communities. For his Eagle Scout project, Anthony created “The Quiet Zone” to benefit both people with T1D and anyone on the Autism Spectrum, so […]