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 has been very involved with JDRF, participating in JDRF One Walk events and serving as a mentor as a part of the Dia-buddies program. Thomas looks forward to coming to Washington to be a part of a new team that’s working toward the common goal of making sure he and his fellow members of the T1D community are provided with the best care possible.