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Jasmine

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 1 Jasmine is a varsity cheerleader, volunteer at a nursing home and a member of a female empowerment group that brings together young girls to build each other up, build character and gain valuable leadership skills. Jasmine participate in JDRF One Walk events and has served as a JDRF […]

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Juliet

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Juliet is a girl who always has a smile on her face, even when faced with the challenges of T1D. When she was diagnosed with T1D at age six, she recalls having a fun time at the hospital, as well as how much easier her life became when […]

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Mia

Age: 11 Age at T1D diagnosis: 1 Mia enjoys drawing detailed anime characters, singing and dancing along to Hamilton, playing with her Boston Terrier Banzo and goofing around with her younger brother Kai. She aspires to be a world traveler. Diagnosed with T1D at age one, Mia has devoted most of her life to advocating […]

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RJ

Age: 4 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 months It’s tough to find a 4-year-old boy as resilient and strong as RJ. When he was diagnosed with T1D at just 8 months old, he and his parents swiftly adapted to their new routine. As RJ’s mom says, “he wakes up with a smile everyday, which allows […]

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Robinson

Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Robinson knows how special a supportive group of friends can be when you have T1D. At a young age, she and her friends started a nonprofit called Make a Real Change for Juvenile Diabetes (MARC). As part of MARC, Robinson and her friends make pins, then place them […]

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Sabine

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 Sabine is a level two blue belt in taekwondo, and is proud of earning a gold medal for sparring in a regional tournament. She plays percussion and sings in the Honor Choir for her county. Sabine also has several writing accomplishments, including winning the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation […]

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Stefano

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 15 Stefano is no ordinary kid. From the time of his diagnosis in 2014, he made it a purpose to break all stereotypes and set himself apart. In addition to balancing his rigorous academic schedule, Stefano founded a nonprofit initiative with JDRF called Project LastDrop for teens to raise […]

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Catelin

Age: 7 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Catelin received her T1D diagnosis two years ago, but she and her family were already familiar with the disease since both of her older brothers also live with T1D. Catelin and her family are very involved with the JDRF Georgia Chapter. The JDRF One Walk is one of […]

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Hayden

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 3 Hayden successfully manages a busy schedule of school, travel and playing on the lacrosse team. Despite living in Atlanta, he spends about 20 days a year snow skiing out west. Hayden also enjoys playing golf and tennis with his dad, playing video games and spending time with his […]

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Malakai

Age: 10 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 Malakai was diagnosed with T1D less than a year ago, but hasn’t let it stop him from continuing to do the things he loves like wrestling, playing football and enjoying music and dancing. He’s also no stranger to public speaking, has enjoyed starring in his school play, as […]