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2023 Delegates from Arizona

  • Ellie

    Arizona, 2023

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Ellie is very proud of all she has done for JDRF: 9 One Walks, 2 Galas, 2 lemonade stands, 4 years as a Youth... Read More

  • Kellen

    Arizona, 2023

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    Kellen is an actor, singer, and dancer. He has performed in many local plays and recently got a small part in a TV movie!... Read More

  • Maggie

    Arizona, 2023

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Maggie works part-time as a teacher’s assistant at a local preschool and recently had the opportunity to mentor one of her students after a... Read More

2019 Delegates from Arizona

  • Grant

    Arizona, 2019

    Age: 5 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Although Grant is only five, he has already grown into a big advocate for those living with T1D. His parents describe his attitude... Read More

  • Rachel

    Arizona, 2019

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

    Rachel lives with both T1D and childhood Graves’ disease, and she refuses to let either slow her down. Rachel stays very active by... Read More

2017 Delegates from Arizona

  • Aiden

    Arizona, 2017

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Aiden loves sports, playing with his brother and sister and reading. Three years ago, he developed celiac disease and the added burden has... Read More

  • AJ

    Arizona, 2017

    Age: 9 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    AJ enjoys hanging out with his friends, riding his bike and uploading videos to his YouTube gaming channel. Each year, AJ speaks in... Read More

  • Davis

    Arizona, 2017

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

    Davis is an active musician, playing violin and piano, and singing in choir. He also runs cross country and plays soccer. Davis’ two... Read More

2015 Delegates from Arizona

  • Haley

    Arizona, 2015

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    In a moving letter to her Congressman, Haley explained that complications from T1D are “scary for me and the millions of others with... Read More

  • Katherine

    Arizona, 2015

    Age: 9 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Katherine is a YouTube sensation! She has created her own fantastic take on Meghan Trainor’s hit song, “All About That Bass,” but with... Read More

  • Nicole

    Arizona, 2015

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    Nicole wants to encourage everyone attending JDRF Children’s Congress—and she hopes to inspire even more people when she’s older. “I want to be... Read More

2013 Delegates from Arizona

  • Adalyne

    Arizona, 2013

    Age: 10 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Adalyne, who manages both T1D and celiac disease, has a lot on her mind. “A cure would mean my brain could think about... Read More

  • Mary Kate

    Arizona, 2013

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

    Mary Kate gets by with a little help from her friends. “I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have such wonderful... Read More

  • Mia

    Arizona, 2013

    Age: 8 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Mia remembers her first JDRF Walk. “The first year, I was only five, and I thought that because we did the Walk and... Read More

2011 Delegates from Arizona

  • Brody

    Arizona, 2011

    One day, Brody's mom told him, "You are just like Luke Skywalker! You have The Force inside you and you can use it to get through your site changes." Brody took those words to heart, and used them to find bravery in the face of diabetes' challenges. Read More

  • LeAnne

    Arizona, 2011

    Diagnosed at age one, LeAnne spent ages four through six as the Yuma Bikers Against Diabetes Princess, helping to raise money for children with diabetes and to spread awareness in the community. She's volunteered at fundraising events and been interviewed about diabetes for newspaper, radio, and television. Read More

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