Age: 12
Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

Hugh is a talented musician who plays violin, viola, piano and recorder, performing with both his school’s jazz band and honors orchestra. Hugh also enjoys baseball and competing in the National History Bee. Hugh has been a part of several JDRF events, including TypeOneNation Summits and JDRF One Walk events, and is looking forward to being a part of Children’s Congress this year. “I’ve done a lot to try and help the T1D community, and I’m excited to come to Washington to help the lives of people with diabetes like me continue to improve, so I can be healthy and fulfill my dream of becoming an astrobiologist.”