Age: 13
Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

Cameron must have broken some records. He has spoken to Alabama lawmakers about T1D research funding since he was just four, and he has appeared on TV and in the newspaper no less than 15 times for JDRF events! For his role in Children’s Congress, he says “I want to leave a lasting impression on the United States congressmen and congresswomen about how many people the Special Diabetes Program would benefit. I want them to see how much a cure for type 1 diabetes would affect so many kids’ lives that are just like mine.”

While advocacy keeps Cameron busy—he and his family were Light of Hope honorees, and they’ve organized JDRF Walk teams and school fundraisers—he still finds time to play three sports, visit newly diagnosed kids, and be with his friends, family, and dog, Hokie.