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2023 Delegates from Indiana

  • Sophia

    Indiana, 2023

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Sophia is one busy 6th grader! She’s in high ability classes, a member of the swim team, and plays tennis as well. She’s incredibly... Read More

2019 Delegates from Indiana

  • Ella

    Indiana, 2019

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Ella has been doing gymnastics since she was four, the age she was diagnosed with T1D, and hopes to go professional. Ella says,... Read More

2017 Delegates from Indiana

  • Becca

    Indiana, 2017

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Becca enjoys tennis, student council and peer mentoring. She is also a huge Chicago Cubs fan. In addition to having T1D, Becca also... Read More

  • Katie

    Indiana, 2017

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

    Katie hopes to become a Certified Diabetes Educator when she is older. Until then, she is doing her best to spread the word... Read More

2015 Delegates from Indiana

  • Aidan

    Indiana, 2015

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    With his younger brother recently diagnosed with T1D, Aidan is attending JDRF Children’s Congress with a renewed determination for a cure. “My family... Read More

  • John Christian

    Indiana, 2015

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

    Baseball, basketball, Boy Scouts, spelling bees: Christian certainly knows how to keep himself busy! Receiving his T1D diagnosis at age 9, he has... Read More

  • Sorin

    Indiana, 2015

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

    “I am proud of the fact that I don’t let T1D define who I am,” says Sorin. Like all kids with T1D, Sorin... Read More

2013 Delegates from Indiana

  • Claire

    Indiana, 2013

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 12

    As the only student at her school coping with T1D, Claire seems to live every day in the limelight. “Awareness is a big... Read More

  • Gwen

    Indiana, 2013

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Gwen has been voicing her thoughts about life with T1D since the early days of her diagnosis. At just five years old, she... Read More

  • Rebecca

    Indiana, 2013

    Age: 8 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    When Rebecca was diagnosed with T1D at age two, her physician said that a cure for the disease would likely be found within... Read More

2011 Delegates from Indiana

  • Gabriel

    Indiana, 2011

    Gabriel's diligence, graciousness, and intelligence have helped him achieve great things as an athlete, Honor Roll student, and JDRF advocate. Diagnosed with both type 1 diabetes and alopecia when he... Read More

  • Rodney

    Indiana, 2011

    Rodney has known diabetes all his life, as he was diagnosed at just 22 months old. His mother, a nurse, suspected he had diabetes, and she was right. But eight... Read More

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