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2023 Delegates from Michigan

  • Jayda

    Michigan, 2023

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

    Jayda is very involved at her school – she was voted class president by her fellow classmates, and she is a member of the... Read More

  • Jolie

    Michigan, 2023

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    When Jolie left the hospital after her T1D diagnosis, she went right to dance class. On top of being a competitive dancer, she’s a... Read More

  • Malcolm Jr.

    Michigan, 2023

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    If you ask Malcolm Jr. one word he would use to describe himself, he is quick to let you know that he is a... Read More

  • Trace

    Michigan, 2023

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Trace is not only passionate about sports, he’s also an incredibly talented athlete! He plays basketball, football, and baseball, and recently made a travel... Read More

2019 Delegates from Michigan

  • Carly

    Michigan, 2019

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

    Carly is an honor student who tirelessly spends time advocating for those living with T1D in her own community. She has been involved... Read More

  • Jack

    Michigan, 2019

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    Jack is a busy guy. He plays several different sports, enjoys school and hanging out with his friends, and is one of the... Read More

  • Lindsay

    Michigan, 2019

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

    Lindsay is an avid soccer player who is planning to play for her high school team this spring. She also enjoys writing, traveling... Read More

  • Will

    Michigan, 2019

    Age: 10 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Will is no stranger to talking about what life is like with T1D. As a JDRF Youth Ambassador, he’s given speeches about T1D... Read More

2017 Delegates from Michigan

  • Ethan

    Michigan, 2017

    Age: 10 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Ethan’s latest JDRF One Walk was a labor of love. The way he is managing his T1D so inspired a friend of his... Read More

  • Jack

    Michigan, 2017

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

    Jack was lucky that he was diagnosed with T1D soon after his symptoms began because his parents were aware of the signs. Managing... Read More

  • Lola

    Michigan, 2017

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    When not leading her team at a JDRF One Walk, which together have raised close to $100,000 to date, Lola likes to play... Read More

2015 Delegates from Michigan

  • Brandon

    Michigan, 2015

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

    Playing hockey, being outside, shoveling, watching hockey games, playing video games and playing basketball with friends are Brandon’s favorite activities. But battling T1D... Read More

  • Nasir

    Michigan, 2015

    Age: 6 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Not only is Nasir a gifted linguist—he taught himself the basics of Japanese and Spanish, through online tutorials by the time he was... Read More

  • Royal (Rollie)

    Michigan, 2015

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

    T1D impacted Rollie’s life long before he discovered he had the disease—both his brother and his father had already been diagnosed with T1D.... Read More

2013 Delegates from Michigan

  • Andrew

    Michigan, 2013

    Age: 7 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    When Andrew’s mom asked him if he would like to come to Children’s Congress to speak with legislators about the need for a... Read More

  • Bethany

    Michigan, 2013

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Bethany is passionate about theater, music, and—of course—T1D research. “We need to have scientists and doctors researching type 1 diabetes, looking for new... Read More

  • Steven

    Michigan, 2013

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    “Have you ever thought about what it would be like to perform the job of an internal organ?” asks Steven. “Not only do... Read More

  • Tristin

    Michigan, 2013

    Age: 10 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    As an artist whose work has been shown at The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, an advocate with organizations throughout the T1D community, and... Read More

2011 Delegates from Michigan

  • Alexander

    Michigan, 2011

    Alex is one busy kid. He was recognized as "Student of the Month" in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, and still finds time to play hockey and soccer, ride... Read More

  • Emily

    Michigan, 2011

    Emily was 14 years old when she was diagnosed, and she decided early on that the challenges of type 1 would not define her life. "Instead, I have chosen to... Read More

  • Jarrett

    Michigan, 2011

    Diagnosed at age three, Jarrett says diabetes has made him more responsible, aware, and grateful. "Having diabetes has made me realize that you should make the most of your life... Read More

  • Lydia

    Michigan, 2011

    Lydia had just turned five when she was diagnosed. A few days later, she was testing her own blood sugar, and within weeks was giving herself insulin injections. Lydia's mother... Read More

  • Madison

    Michigan, 2011

    Since her diagnosis at age six, Madison's tried to keep a positive outlook on life. She even asked her mom to throw a diabetes "anniversary" party to celebrate everything they've... Read More

  • Stephen

    Michigan, 2011

    Stephen is most inspired by the perseverance of his dad and mom. It is a trait they have passed on to Stephen, who shows a lot of strength in dealing... Read More

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