Age: 5
Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

Although Grant is only five, he has already grown into a big advocate for those living with T1D. His parents describe his attitude toward T1D as brave and articulate, and even though Grant will tell you his pancreas is broken, he hasn’t let it stop him from doing what he loves. Grant enjoys going to pre-school because he loves to learn, and also likes playing with Play-Doh, cars and Legos, reading, swimming, cooking with his parents and spending time with his friends. Grant’s plans for this summer include Children’s Congress, but his future plans involve becoming a firefighter, because he’s “so brave and wants to help people.”


“New Kyrene pupil, 5, to take on Congress,” Ahwatukee Foothills News, June 23, 2019

“Positively Inspirational: 5-Year-Old Helps Raise $50,000 for JDRF,” Ahwatukee Foothills News, June 23, 2019

“Inspirational 5-year-old Gilbert boy advocates for kids with Type 1 diabetes,” KTAR NEWS, July 9, 2019

“5-year-old Gilbert boy lobbies Congress for diabetes funding,”, July 15, 2019