Age at T1D diagnosis: 11
Carter is a Youth Ambassador and Youth Advocacy Leader representing JDRF’s Greater Bay Area Chapter. In those capacities he has spoken at the chapter’s Gala, the Spring Fling and various corporate events in the area. Carter mentors kids who are newly diagnosed with T1D, and is a member of his grandparents’ JDRF One Walk team. He and his sister are participating in a TrialNet study looking for early biomarkers of T1D. Last year, Carter met with his Congresswoman as part of the Promise to Remember Me initiative. Carter plays football and lacrosse, and is considering a career in law enforcement or government intelligence.