Age: 16
Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

Garner plays football, baseball and basketball—and he tries not to let T1D slow him down. He takes part in JDRF One Walk, serves as a JDRF Youth Ambassador, and has been a speaker at Galas for JDRF and the ADA. He says, “The JDRF staff and the other kids in JDRF were important and let us know that we were not alone.” Garner has also raised awareness about T1D by speaking on local morning shows, to employees of First Security Bank, and at his father’s office. When Garner grows up he wants to be a pediatric endocrinologist or a youth pastor. “I think I would be a good endocrinologist because I already know what all my patients would be going through.”