Age: 11
Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

Avery is a veteran participant of the Greater Bay Area Chapter’s JDRF One Walk event. She also volunteers at the chapter’s Tee-to-Table event in Half Moon Bay, where she and two others spoke to a crowd of more than 200 people about living with T1D. A member of the Student Council at her school, Avery hopes to participate in an artificial pancreas clinical trial this summer. In her free time, Avery likes to read, play soccer and hang out with her friends. “T1D research is very important to me because any improvement or technology that would make life easier I would be happy to have,” she says. “With more research, I believe that life will keep getting easier and that someday there will be a cure.”