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2023 Delegates from Maryland

  • Annika

    Maryland, 2023

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 12

    Annika can almost always be found outdoors, whether it’s biking, hiking, running, skiing, or playing tennis. Recently, Annika was certified to SCUBA dive and... Read More

  • Anya

    Maryland, 2023

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    When Anya was 10 years old, one of her close friends from diabetes camp passed away due to complications from severe low blood sugar.... Read More

2019 Delegates from Maryland

  • Jocelyn

    Maryland, 2019

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

    Jocelyn is passionate about everything she does. From competitive rock climbing to writing and photography, Jocelyn is a well-rounded teen who hasn’t let... Read More

  • Matthew

    Maryland, 2019

    Age: 9 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    Matthew was diagnosed with both T1D and celiac disease just last year, but he’s accomplished a lot since then. The month after he... Read More

2017 Delegates from Maryland

  • Alex

    Maryland, 2017

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 12

    Alex likes to play tennis, get together with her friends and travel with her family. When she grows up she wants to work... Read More

  • Kaili

    Maryland, 2017

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

    Kaili wants to be a writer someday. He also enjoys building model kits, volunteering and public speaking. Being diagnosed with T1D was a... Read More

  • Margaret

    Maryland, 2017

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

    Margaret is very passionate about dance, visual art and volunteering. She says, “Despite my diagnosis, I am extremely proud to say that I... Read More

  • Sam

    Maryland, 2017

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Sam is passionate about field hockey—and she loves history, ceramics and baking. Her younger brother also has T1D and Sam says, “We estimate... Read More

2015 Delegates from Maryland

  • Chase

    Maryland, 2015

    Age: 8 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    This is Chase’s second year serving as a Youth Ambassador for JDRF with his sister, who also lives with T1D. The siblings have... Read More

  • Kiara

    Maryland, 2015

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Technology has changed Kiara’s life. Both Kiara and her brother Chase began using the Animas Ping Pump in 2013, which means the two... Read More

2013 Delegates from Maryland

  • Carlos

    Maryland, 2013

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

    One of Carlos’ greatest tools for living with T1D is gratitude. “For me, every breath, every smile, every time I hold open a... Read More

  • Tacy

    Maryland, 2013

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    Tacy is going global! Organizing JDRF Walks from England to Germany, this advocate and her brother both have T1D. “I am very open... Read More

2011 Delegates from Maryland

  • Anna

    Maryland, 2011

    Inspired by her mother's hard work to raise awareness, Anna knows how important it is to teach everyone she knows about type 1 diabetes. "By teaching others, I raise awareness;... Read More

  • Daniel

    Maryland, 2011

    Danny enjoys soccer, football, basketball, swimming, and playing trombone in his school's band. He keeps busy, even if that means taking breaks from a sports game or disconnecting his insulin... Read More

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