Age: 15
Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

Though Ashby was diagnosed with T1D in 2015, she and her family were no strangers to the disease, as her grandmother, great-grandmother, two uncles and cousin all have T1D. Even before her diagnosis, Ashby had donated to JDRF One Walks, so when she was diagnosed just before her 11th birthday, she dove right in to do everything she could to create a world without T1D. Ashby raised $10,000 for the Northern Nevada JDRF One Walk, and is passionate about T1D research because “it would be a dream come true to tell kids and adults like me, the fight is over, there is a cure.” Ashby does not let T1D slow her down and stays very active with high school soccer, basketball and track as well as singing and performing.


“Local 15-Year-Old to Represent Nevada at JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress,” Fox Reno11, July 2, 2019