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Bria

Age: 8 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 In her spare time, Bria enjoys gymnastics, drawing and acting in plays, such as The Wizard of Oz. She says, “When I grow up I want to invent a diabetes school where all the kids and teachers have diabetes so everyone can understand me.” Bria also wants to […]

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Carter

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 Carter is a Youth Ambassador and Youth Advocacy Leader representing JDRF’s Greater Bay Area Chapter. In those capacities he has spoken at the chapter’s Gala, the Spring Fling and various corporate events in the area. Carter mentors kids who are newly diagnosed with T1D, and is a member […]

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Chase

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Chase enjoys playing basketball—he plays on three teams—and spending time with his dog and two cats. In 2013, he participated in a clinical trial at Stanford for the artificial pancreas and tested a new Dexcom sensor in 2016. He is particularly interested in new T1D technology because of […]

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Elijah

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 5 Elijah is likely the only Delegate this year who has a pet pig. The 4H member brings his pet along with him to speaking engagements when discussing the origins of life-saving insulin shots. Elijah, who is also a Cub Scout who enjoys basketball, football, and swimming, is working […]

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Evan

Age: 9 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Pro baseball player, pro basketball player, or T1D research scientist: those are some of the career options being considered by Evan. Right now, he’s a third grader who has read every Harry Potter book twice and is making his way through the Geronimo Stilton series. Evan is also […]

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Joey

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Joey enjoys playing competitive lacrosse and football, loves to hang out with friends and family, and is a committed volunteer. He looks forward to studying in college to become an engineer, saying, “Even though it has not been easy, I have never let T1D define me as a […]

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Jonathan

Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Jonathan, a JDRF 2011 Children’s Congress Delegate, is excited to return as Chair Kid for JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress. Since Jonathan’s diagnosis in 2009, he has become a mentor to other people with T1D and an all-around advocate. He has grown too; he is now 6’4” at 13 […]

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Kurt

Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 2 Kurt keeps up-to-date on expected advances in treatments for T1D and is excited about artificial pancreas systems. “I liked the idea of not having to worry about my diabetes for once,” he says. “More advancements in technology would mean less stress and worrying for both my mom and […]

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Madison

Age: 6 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Madison enjoys painting, dance and sports. “When I grow up I want to be a doctor. I want to help babies when they are new, and their moms,” she says. Madison and her family have a team for JDRF One Walk called ‘The Mad Squad,’ and they are […]

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Miranda

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 Miranda loves dancing, spending time with her friends at diabetes camp and competing in her school’s science fair. She loves playing with her puppy Emmett and hopes to be a veterinarian when she gets older. When she was first diagnosed, Miranda received shots, but has since enjoyed the […]