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2023 Delegates from Missouri

  • Eve LeeAnn

    Missouri, 2023

    Age: 5 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Eve LeeAnn is a very outgoing five year old and loves to entertain—singing, dancing, and wearing costumes. With the help of her mom, Eve... Read More

  • Kate

    Missouri, 2023

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

    One week after her T1D diagnosis, Kate raised more than $14,000 for JDRF. Since then, she has served as a JDRF Youth Ambassador and... Read More

  • Madi

    Missouri, 2023

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Madi and her mom created a support group in their community for families of children with T1D. They’ve also done presentations at Madi’s school... Read More

2019 Delegates from Missouri

  • Isaac

    Missouri, 2019

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Isaac enjoys reading, soccer and basketball, but especially loves music! Rock stars need their hands to play their instruments. As Isaac puts it,... Read More

  • Jaden

    Missouri, 2019

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Everyone who has met Jaden knows she is a an incredibly positive, outgoing and fun girl. In addition to being a competitive cheerleader,... Read More

2017 Delegates from Missouri

  • Ashley

    Missouri, 2017

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

    In her free time, Ashley is in two dance groups and competes in speech and debate tournaments. She also spends a lot of... Read More

  • Demi

    Missouri, 2017

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Demi loves to dance and make funny videos. When she grows up she wants to be Miss America and earn a BA degree... Read More

2015 Delegates from Missouri

  • Amelia

    Missouri, 2015

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 12

    Despite T1D’s daily challenges, Amelia has a lot of gratitude. “Thankfully I was diagnosed after Frederick Banting discovered insulin. Thankfully I was diagnosed... Read More

  • Ethan

    Missouri, 2015

    Age: 10 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    “Last year at the JDRF family retreat, there was a speaker who said that I should ‘make diabetes the best thing that has... Read More

  • Shea

    Missouri, 2015

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Ever notice that ubiquitous JDRF sneaker magnet on a car bumper? You have Shea to thank for raising awareness, one car at a... Read More

2013 Delegates from Missouri

  • Adam

    Missouri, 2013

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Adam’s grandfather, who was diagnosed with T1D as a teenager and suffered many complications, passed away several years ago. At first, this legacy... Read More

  • Zachary

    Missouri, 2013

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    November 30, 2007, is a day Zachary can’t seem to forget. It was the day he learned he had T1D. These days, though,... Read More

2011 Delegates from Missouri

  • Jack

    Missouri, 2011

    Described as a role model by his endocrinologist, Jack is an international pen pal with underprivileged children in India who also have type 1. "My letters have encouraged many of... Read More

  • Jedidiah

    Missouri, 2011

    "Jed's Joggers" have raised almost $100,000 for the JDRF Walk, and the team's Walk letter is what sparked NFL player Jared Allen's involvement with JDRF. A Youth Ambassador for the... Read More

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