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2023 Delegates from Colorado

  • Ella

    Colorado, 2023

    Age: 5 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Ella is very excited to start kindergarten this year. Swimming is one of her favorite activities, but she also loves coloring, dance, gymnastics, and... Read More

  • Gavin

    Colorado, 2023

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    If you’re ever wondering where you can find Gavin, the first place you are likely to find him is somewhere people need help. Whether... Read More

  • Sabrina

    Colorado, 2023

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    Being from Colorado, Sabrina enjoys staying active! She plays lacrosse and loves to ski in the winter and mountain bike in the summer. One... Read More

2019 Delegates from Colorado

  • Jacque

    Colorado, 2019

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    Jacque is a very busy and fun 11-year-old, who is passionate about musical theater and plays piano, softball and just started playing trombone... Read More

  • Jaden

    Colorado, 2019

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Jaden is proud of himself for a number of reasons—and rightfully so—he and his baseball team won the Little League World Series in... Read More

  • Sophie

    Colorado, 2019

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Sophie is passionate about so many activities: from competitive soccer to jazz band, pep band and honors wind symphony, to National Junior Honors... Read More

2017 Delegates from Colorado

  • Ellie

    Colorado, 2017

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Ellie likes to perform Irish dance, play soccer and violin, and sing in choir. When she grows up she would like to become... Read More

  • Thomas

    Colorado, 2017

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Thomas and his family have been active with JDRF since shortly after his diagnosis at age three. Thomas has served as a Youth... Read More

2015 Delegates from Colorado

  • David

    Colorado, 2015

    Age: 9 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    David is in good company managing his T1D—his older brother was diagnosed with the disease nearly 12 years before David learned he had... Read More

  • Michael

    Colorado, 2015

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Michael isn’t alone in the struggle against T1D. “I have watched my friends, cousin and my brother diagnosed and struggle the same way... Read More

  • Olivia

    Colorado, 2015

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    “Diabetes has thrown me some challenges over the last ten years,” says Olivia. “But my parents have always taught me that I can... Read More

2013 Delegates from Colorado

  • Dillon

    Colorado, 2013

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Dillon imagines a world without T1D. “A cure would allow for parents to rest easier when their child steps on the field, goes... Read More

  • Landry

    Colorado, 2013

    Age: 10 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    Landry believes T1D should be the last thing on kids’ minds. “Kids should only have to worry about doing well in school, being... Read More

  • Sam

    Colorado, 2013

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Sam can relate to other kids with T1D who excel at school, love sports, and enjoy life—but who don’t always feel exactly “normal.”... Read More

  • Virginia

    Colorado, 2013

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Though Virginia has had T1D for most of her life, it’s thinking about newly diagnosed children that really discourages—and inspires—her work. “So many... Read More

2011 Delegates from Colorado

  • Adele

    Colorado, 2011

    After her diagnosis at age six, Adele felt like things started spiraling downhill. She was diagnosed with celiac disease in third grade; in fifth grade she fell, causing her insulin... Read More

  • Julia

    Colorado, 2011

    “Life with diabetes is difficult, but I have decided to try and be the best person I can and have a positive influence on others,” says Julia, diagnosed at age... Read More

  • Katelynn

    Colorado, 2011

    Katelynn, her brother, and her sister all have type 1 diabetes. "We never really complain about having diabetes. It is the normal life around our house. However, I do not... Read More

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