Jamie

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Age: 15
Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

When Jamie decides to do something, she really commits to it. She started playing the violin four years ago, and is now the associate concertmaster of the Marin Symphony Youth Crescendo Orchestra, in addition to playing with a chamber music group and performing arts festivals. Jamie loves writing poetry, taekwondo (she is a 2nd degree black belt), fencing, spending time with friends and family and traveling to new, exciting places. Her biggest commitment, though, is helping to raise awareness about T1D and advocating for the community, which she’s done by leading JDRF One Walk events, being a Youth Ambassador at TypeOneNation Summits and writing a JDRF blog. In 2018, Jamie was the Fund A Cure speaker at the JDRF Hope Gala and received the “Living and Giving” award with her family by the Greater Bay Area chapter—and the event raised over $2.8 million. Jamie is excited to join Children’s Congress. “I dream of a world without type 1 diabetes. I know we can make it happen. Let’s make T1D history together!”

 

“San Anselmo Teen Heading to Capitol Hill for JDRF,” Patch, May, 29, 2019

“Marin teen with diabetes to join lobbying push in Congress,” Marin Independent Journal, June 29, 2019

“Marin teen with diabetes to join lobbying push in Congress,” Mercury News, June 30, 2019