Age: 10
Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

Jamie loves volleyball, softball and basketball, as well as being actively involved with JDRF. She takes part in local T1D support group meetings, and she and her family have participated in JDRF One Walk events for the past three years with her team, Team Jamie Girl. Jamie has even organized her own motorcycle fundraising event called “Jamie’s Ride for the Cure” to help raise money for T1D research. Jamie is grateful for the sense of community and support that JDRF provides, and wants to take on that same role while in D.C., saying she “wants to make a difference for the T1D community.”


“Cooper Hill youth headed to JDRF Children’s Congress in July,” The Roanoke Times, June 12, 2019

“Cooper Hill girl headed to Washington with JDRF Children’s Congress,” the Roankoke Times, June 28, 2019

“10-year-old Floyd County girl lobbies lawmaker for Type 1 diabetes funding,” WSLS10 News, July 17, 2019

“Floyd County girl visits Washington to lobby for diabetes research funding,” The Roanoke Times, August 2, 2019