Jaden

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Age: 12
Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

Jaden is proud of himself for a number of reasons—and rightfully so—he and his baseball team won the Little League World Series in Colorado and he was presented with the “Excellence in Fundraising” award by JDRF! He’s also a proud JDRF Youth Ambassador, has participated in JDRF One Walk, Gala and TypeOneNation Summits and has also served as an outreach volunteer. He enjoys riding his dirt bike and scooter, playing video games and hanging out with his friends. Jaden has big dreams, and he’s excited to come to D.C. to talk about what needs to be done to help him achieve them. “I refuse to let this disease keep me from my dream of one day becoming a professional baseball player. Every step forward we make helps me take one step closer to achieving this dream.”

 

“Three Colorado Children Selected to Represent Colorado at Children’s Congress in D.C.,” Fox31 News, July 1, 2019