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2023 Delegates from Alaska

  • Sam

    Alaska, 2023

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 15

    Sam is a very creative teen who enjoys painting, drawing, sculpting, and making jewelry—she even received second and third place in her state fair’s... Read More

2019 Delegates from Alaska

  • Bruno

    Alaska, 2019

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 18 Months

    From hiking to hunting, fishing to archery, Bruno loves being outdoors. He is very active in Boy Scouts, and is excited to... Read More

2017 Delegates from Alaska

  • Arianna

    Alaska, 2017

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Arianna is a seventh grader who loves school and plans to be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society this year. She’s also... Read More

2015 Delegates from Alaska

  • Kaleb

    Alaska, 2015

    Age: 6 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    One of the younger delegates, Kaleb wrote a beautiful, handwritten note explaining what a T1D cure would mean to him: “Please help find... Read More

2013 Delegates from Alaska

  • Tylar

    Alaska, 2013

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 13

    Tylar’s lifelong desire was always to join the military. Even though his diagnosis with T1D last year means that his first dream may... Read More

2011 Delegates from Alaska

  • Gustavus

    Alaska, 2011

    When Gus was diagnosed at age six, he thought getting diabetes was just part of growing up, like losing baby teeth. That's because his older brother, Hugo, already had it. Read More

  • Hugo

    Alaska, 2011

    Hugo's positive outlook on life shines brightly, even as he details the hardships of living with type 1 diabetes since the age of three. His desire to spread awareness about what it's like to live with type 1 inspired him to become a Children's Congress delegate. Read More

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