Age: 11
Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

Mason loves to play soccer with his travel team, ride dirt bikes and play Xbox. He recently took part in a 10-day long clinical trial for the Dexcom G6 sensor—and he hopes his participation will help make it easier to manage T1D. Mason is very committed to raising awareness by educating his friends, teachers and teammates about the difficulties of living with diabetes. He was also the top individual fundraiser for his JDRF One Walk in 2014, and was proud to have 89 walkers on his team. Mason says, “I hope and pray in the future I will have a life without type 1 diabetes, and that I will help my dad run his plumbing company and operate heavy equipment.”

WNY’s Great Kids: Wheatfield Boy Goes to Washington to Fight for Diabetes Research / WGRZ NBC 2 / August 2, 2017

Young Wheatfield boy travels to Washington D.C. to advocate for type 1 diabetes research funding / WIVB 4 / July 27, 2017

Wheatfield youth heading to Washington DC / Niagara Gazette / July 18, 2017