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2023 Delegates from Ohio

  • Brandon

    Ohio, 2023

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Brandon is proud of how well he manages his schedule — he plays club soccer year round, is on his school’s basketball team, and... Read More

  • Cora

    Ohio, 2023

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Cora loves arts and crafting, especially drawing and making Barbie clothes, and she recently started to teach herself how to crochet. She is a... Read More

  • Ethan

    Ohio, 2023

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    Ethan is a high school sophomore who will never pass up the opportunity to talk about T1D. “I have always taken the opportunity to... Read More

  • Ian

    Ohio, 2023

    Age: 9 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Ian has not let T1D get in his way! He maintains all A’s in school, plays tennis, piano, and loves performing in musicals (he... Read More

  • Jordan

    Ohio, 2023

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

    Jordan describes himself as “family-oriented” and says that his journey with T1D has been a family effort. Jordan knows that not everyone living with... Read More

  • Luke

    Ohio, 2023

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 14

    Luke wasn’t planning on attending JDRF 2023 Children’s Congress, but his brother, who has been living with T1D for eight years, was. That all... Read More

2019 Delegates from Ohio

  • C.C.

    Ohio, 2019

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 13 months

    C.C. maintains a busy schedule full of basketball, softball, Girl Scouts, swimming, traveling and acting, but none of those things stop her... Read More

  • Sam

    Ohio, 2019

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 15 months

    Sam is a leader both in the classroom and on the field, as an honor roll student who also participates in club... Read More

  • Skye

    Ohio, 2019

    Age: 6 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Skye is usually described as strong, brave, and “one tough cookie!” After her T1D diagnosis, these words became even more descriptive of how... Read More

  • Tyler

    Ohio, 2019

    Age: 10 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Though Tyler is just 10 years old, he has already met with more Members of Congress than most people do in a lifetime.... Read More

2017 Delegates from Ohio

  • Brooklyn

    Ohio, 2017

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    Brooklyn likes collecting rare stamps, practicing archery and performing music. She also enjoys speaking on behalf of people with T1D. She has been... Read More

  • Graham

    Ohio, 2017

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Gators in Northeast Ohio? Yep, specifically ‘Graham’s Gators’; one of the chapter’s top JDRF One Walk teams for five years in a row.... Read More

  • Paul

    Ohio, 2017

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Bowling, cornhole tournaments, bingo nights, car washes and lemonade stands. It’s hard to imagine there’s any way to raise money for T1D research... Read More

  • Sarah

    Ohio, 2017

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Sarah enjoys singing in several choirs and serving as a mentor to newly diagnosed teens in her hometown of Columbus. Life with T1D... Read More

2015 Delegates from Ohio

  • Anna

    Ohio, 2015

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Anna stays active with tennis, track and ski racing. Her proudest accomplishments include placing second in a half marathon, qualifying for the New... Read More

  • Cameron

    Ohio, 2015

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

    The ball’s in Cameron’s court! An accomplished tennis player, Cameron plays twice a week, and competes on a travel tennis team. He also... Read More

  • Carter

    Ohio, 2015

    Age: 8 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Carter is the third member of his family to have T1D; his father and grandfather were both diagnosed with the disease, too. Luckily,... Read More

  • Isabella

    Ohio, 2015

    Age: 4 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Isabella is a triplet, but she’s also entirely one of a kind. The only one in her family with T1D, Isabella’s family says... Read More

  • Jackson

    Ohio, 2015

    Age: 8 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Jackson already has plenty of experience spreading the word about T1D awareness. He has recently served as Northwest Ohio’s Youth Ambassador, as well... Read More

2013 Delegates from Ohio

  • Abbey

    Ohio, 2013

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 13

    Living with T1D may keep Abbey on her toes, but nothing can stop this performing powerhouse from taking the stage. Just five days... Read More

  • Avery

    Ohio, 2013

    Age: 7 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Diagnosed with T1D weeks after her third birthday, Avery can’t remember life without T1D. But the disease hasn’t stopped this ambitious grade-schooler from... Read More

  • Jack

    Ohio, 2013

    Age: 4 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11 months

    Jack was diagnosed with T1D at just 11 months, after his history of weight loss, ear infections, and difficulty sleeping led his... Read More

  • Jack

    Ohio, 2013

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Jack wants to assure other kids at Children’s Congress that it’s perfectly normal to feel different. “If there were a cure, the kids... Read More

  • Olivia

    Ohio, 2013

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

    While in the hospital after her T1D diagnosis, Olivia experienced a great support system that helped her learn about the changes T1D was... Read More

2011 Delegates from Ohio

  • Daniel

    Ohio, 2011

    Daniel proved his perseverance at an early age. Diagnosed at age seven, he spent an entire year in the hospital. He would catch nearly every virus around him, causing painful... Read More

  • Gabriela

    Ohio, 2011

    In seventh grade, Gabriela earned a spot in the state finals for her science fair project about the effect of breakfast cereals on her blood sugar. The unique project also... Read More

  • Haley

    Ohio, 2011

    Since she was five, Haley has known the struggles and fears of having type 1. But her resilience and her dedication to making a difference have allowed her to achieve... Read More

  • Julia

    Ohio, 2011

    Julia is a nationally-ranked Scottish harpist, a student government leader, and a lacrosse and field hockey player who aspires to be a famous musician or a senator one day. She... Read More

  • Maxwell

    Ohio, 2011

    Even though, as Max puts it, "having diabetes is not the most fun thing I could imagine," he leads a full life while helping to raise awareness about the need... Read More

  • Nathan

    Ohio, 2011

    An aspiring pediatric endocrinologist, Nathan dreams of a world with no need for such a profession – a world free of diabetes. An outspoken advocate for diabetes awareness, Nathan is... Read More

  • William

    Ohio, 2011

    William has had a JDRF Walk team since being diagnosed eight years ago. He's met with Congress in support of the Special Diabetes Program renewal, and continues to speak on... Read More

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