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2023 Delegates from Nebraska

  • Aiden

    Nebraska, 2023

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

    Aiden has taken every opportunity to educate his classmates, family, and friends about T1D and the daily struggles he faces. He’s especially proud of... Read More

  • Alex

    Nebraska, 2023

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 12

    Alex wants to be a pharmacist when he grows up because he loves helping people. His part-time job as a clerk at his local... Read More

  • Brooklyn

    Nebraska, 2023

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

    Brooklyn enjoys playing tennis and volleyball, spending time with her friends and family, shopping, riding her bike, baking, and volunteering. Brooklyn is incredibly proud... Read More

2019 Delegates from Nebraska

  • Riley

    Nebraska, 2019

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    Riley has been active her entire life, and when she was diagnosed with T1D at age seven, she knew she wasn’t going to... Read More

  • Sofia

    Nebraska, 2019

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

    Sofia is an extremely positive teenager, who met her T1D diagnosis with optimism and curiosity when she was just 10 years old. Having... Read More

2017 Delegates from Nebraska

  • Jackson

    Nebraska, 2017

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Jackson is an eighth grader who loves hockey and baseball. He has a lot to be proud of this year: he is a... Read More

  • Maddie

    Nebraska, 2017

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 14 months

    Maddie is a typical teenager who loves playing sports, hanging out with her friends and shopping. She loves to travel and her... Read More

  • Sadie

    Nebraska, 2017

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    Sadie’s passions are art, writing, math and law. Last year she took a class trip to Washington, D.C., where the Supreme Court building... Read More

  • Sawyer

    Nebraska, 2017

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

    Sawyer loves hockey and plays defense for three different teams. His goal is to play club hockey for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He... Read More

2015 Delegates from Nebraska

  • Molly

    Nebraska, 2015

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Like many kids who found out they had T1D at a very young age, Molly can’t recall the day she was diagnosed. Or,... Read More

  • Nolan

    Nebraska, 2015

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Nolan loves giving back: he works on service projects with his family and his church, helps package meals to send to the hungry,... Read More

  • Patsy

    Nebraska, 2015

    Age: 7 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Patsy was already familiar with T1D before she received her diagnosis. Her older brother Nolan, who is also attending JDRF Children’s Congress, was... Read More

2013 Delegates from Nebraska

  • Christina

    Nebraska, 2013

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

    As a child, Christina was worried about “catching” T1D. When she developed the (noncontagious) disease at 11, she realized “‘Catching’ type 1 diabetes... Read More

  • Trevin

    Nebraska, 2013

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

    Trevin’s enthusiasm for life, and a cure, is contagious. “It is one of my hopes and dreams that in my lifetime, a cure... Read More

2011 Delegates from Nebraska

  • Elianna

    Nebraska, 2011

    Since she was three, Elianna has been a JDRF Youth Ambassador, willing to stand before crowds and introduce herself as a girl with diabetes. She and her parents have worked... Read More

  • Megan

    Nebraska, 2011

    Megan's commitment to JDRF stems from the personal challenges of type 1 she's faced since her diagnosis at age six. But Megan's type 1 struggles have made her a resilient... Read More

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