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 that they have a dedicated space to take care of their health needs and take a break from the overly stimulating sights and sounds of the Fair. Anthony is continuing his history of service by advocating for T1D research funding at Children’s Congress. Anthony explains, “I would like to see Congress take an active role in helping to raise awareness and regulate the cost of life-sustaining insulin.” Anthony doesn’t let his T1D slow him down. He loves spending his time hiking, camping, deep sea fishing, doing photography and learning about history.