Chase

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Age: 12
Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

Chase enjoys playing basketball—he plays on three teams—and spending time with his dog and two cats. In 2013, he participated in a clinical trial at Stanford for the artificial pancreas and tested a new Dexcom sensor in 2016. He is particularly interested in new T1D technology because of how much it has improved his life. He explains, “I love technology when it comes to my diabetes. It makes basketball, school or anything else I do easier. With my CGM and pump, diabetes is so much simpler.” Chase’s family JDRF One Walk team has raised more than $100,000 to date, and he hopes that he can make a difference in the world through his life with T1D. “My dream is to empower people with diabetes to do things in their lives and not let diabetes stop them.”

Bay Area kids with Type 1 diabetes seek funding in D.C. / East Bay Times / July 25, 2017

Coastside sixth-grader heads to Washington / Half Moon Bay Review / May 23, 2017