Jonah

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Age: 11
Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

In the two years since Jonah was diagnosed with T1D, he has made a lasting impression on his local community including his Members of Congress. Jonah spreads the word about T1D everywhere he goes, and even posts videos of his presentations on his YouTube channel. In 2018, Jonah was invited by now Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to talk about the need for insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions and how T1D treatments need to be affordable for everyone. Jonah says, “a dream I have is for there to not be a single soul living with T1D.” When not in school or working to increase awareness about T1D, Jonah can be found doing Krav Maga or playing the piano.