Lilly

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Age: 14
Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

Lilly likes swimming competitively, with the goal of someday qualifying for the Olympics. Her sister, Evie, is also a Delegate, and having a sister go through the same thing has helped her cope with T1D. While T1D sometimes makes swimming and being a normal teenager more complicated, she does not let it define her. She says, “It is a part of me, it isn’t who I am.” Lilly is thrilled with the new research coming down the pipeline, especially smart insulin and encapsulation. Her experiences in the Promise to Remember Me initiative have prepared her well to travel to Washington, D.C., and she’s ready to advocate for herself and for everyone with T1D. “My future is bright, and I deserve to have a future free of needles and worry of complications.”

 

Diabetes doesn’t slow sisters down / Federal Way Mirror / August 13, 2017

JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress / nbc K5 / July 18, 2017

2017 JDRF Children’s Congress / Prosser Record-Bulletin / June 21, 2017