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Bella

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 13 Bella always wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and join the Navy. However, when she was 13, she was diagnosed with T1D, and had to reconcile that she will not be able to serve in the military. Bella has made it her mission to do all she […]

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Grace

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Grace keeps busy as an honor student, member of several different clubs and a tennis and soccer player. Despite her full schedule, Grace and her family are very active with their local JDRF Chapter—her father serves on the Board and the entire family volunteers at JDRF One Walks, […]

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Jamie

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 […]

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Jeremy

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 Jeremy is an active high school junior who enjoys spending time with his friends and snowboarding, and hopes to have a career in either zoology or marine biology. Jeremy has also participated in many JDRF One Walk events, helped chair the San Francisco One Walk, and has served […]

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Jessica

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 10 When Jessica was first diagnosed with T1D at age 10, she had a rough time adjusting to what life was like living with T1D, saying that she was “a girl controlled by a disease.” After a scary experience in February 2017, Jessica gained a new outlook and decided […]

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Jonah

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 […]

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Natalie

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 When Natalie was diagnosed with T1D at just eight years old, she received a visit in the hospital from a friend from school who also had T1D (and a shiny pink insulin pump!). This visit inspired Natalie, and she left the hospital feeling motivated and determined to conquer […]

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Teddy

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 Teddy is an expert at managing his full schedule of mock trial, lacrosse and being on the dean’s honor roll, all while successfully managing his T1D. Teddy has made it a personal goal to educate his peers at school about T1D, and as a JDRF Youth Ambassador, has […]

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Thomas

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Thomas has been active since he was little playing soccer, baseball, flag football and basketball. Thomas says that what he enjoys the most about sports is the element of teamwork, and groups of people who are all working together toward a common goal. In addition to athletics, Thomas […]

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Jacque

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Jacque is a very busy and fun 11-year-old, who is passionate about musical theater and plays piano, softball and just started playing trombone this past year. Jacque is also very active with her local JDRF Chapter, and has participated in JDRF One Walk events, Galas, TypeOneNation Summits and […]