Teddy

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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 led several fundraisers at his school to benefit JDRF as well. Teddy recognizes the challenges that T1D can bring, but feels T1D doesn’t have to stop or slow anyone down. Teddy looks forward to bringing his positive outlook to Children’s Congress to help make a difference for himself and his fellow people with T1D.

 

“Diabetes Youth Ambassador Heads to Washington,” Jewish Journal, June 26, 2019