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2023 Delegates from Tennessee

  • Jack

    Tennessee, 2023

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Jack is very active and can usually be found in the water! Whether he’s in the pool participating in competitive swimming year-round or out... Read More

  • Naman

    Tennessee, 2023

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Naman is a JDRF Youth Ambassador and Youth Advocacy Leader who is passionate about healthcare affordability. “It is extremely important to me that those... Read More

  • Reagan

    Tennessee, 2023

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    Reagan holds several pageant titles (including her current title of America’s Ideal Miss Historic Tennessee), but one of the titles Reagan is most proud... Read More

2019 Delegates from Tennessee

  • Clayton

    Tennessee, 2019

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Everyone in Knoxville knows Clayton, from his many appearances on the news, to thanking customers at local stores supporting JDRF. Since he was... Read More

  • Elijah

    Tennessee, 2019

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    After his grandmother passed away due to complications from T1D, Elijah committed to taking the best possible care of himself and managing his... Read More

  • Sofi

    Tennessee, 2019

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 15

    When first diagnosed with T1D, Sofi was anxious about suddenly having to care for her own health, manage medical devices and give herself... Read More

2017 Delegates from Tennessee

  • Claire

    Tennessee, 2017

    Age: 7 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    The beeping of her insulin pump isn’t the worst thing about having T1D. But for Claire, it may be the most annoying. The... Read More

  • Duncan

    Tennessee, 2017

    Age: 7 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 16 months

    Duncan is a Cub Scout, plays baseball and is active in his school’s chess club. A participant in a gifted program called... Read More

  • Jackson

    Tennessee, 2017

    Age: 6 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Jackson is very active and enjoys playing baseball, soccer, tennis, wrestling and swimming. He would like to be an astronaut and a bull... Read More

2015 Delegates from Tennessee

  • Evie

    Tennessee, 2015

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    Evie isn’t attending JDRF Children’s Congress just for herself; she’s here to advocate for her younger brother Daniel, too. Daniel was born with... Read More

  • Owen

    Tennessee, 2015

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 12

    As Owen puts it, “My life has truly been shaped by diabetes but not controlled by [it]. … I enjoy getting involved in... Read More

  • Sherman

    Tennessee, 2015

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    DJ is a seasoned public speaker who has addressed crowds at two JDRF Walk events and at Walk meetings, participated in five JDRF... Read More

2013 Delegates from Tennessee

  • Ahmed

    Tennessee, 2013

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    As the son of two doctors, Ahmed knows that research has ripple effects—even on those who don’t have T1D. “Finding a cure is... Read More

  • Garrett

    Tennessee, 2013

    Age: 5 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    T1D knows no age limits. Garrett Allen was diagnosed at age one, having spent a fraught night in the neonatal intensive care unit... Read More

  • Kate

    Tennessee, 2013

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Kate has one fail-proof strategy for dealing with T1D: optimism. “I know that it is easy to get discouraged about having type 1... Read More

2011 Delegates from Tennessee

  • Callie

    Tennessee, 2011

    Diagnosed at age two, Callie has learned how to live a wonderful life with type 1 diabetes, but that doesn't remove the challenges that continue to arise as she gets... Read More

  • Hannah

    Tennessee, 2011

    One day, while emptying her blood glucose meter pouch of its strips, Hannah started thinking about how to help Congress understand the magnitude of type 1. She started to save... Read More

  • Piper

    Tennessee, 2011

    Piper is tremendously active in the East Tennessee Branch of JDRF. She has filmed fundraising videos for the branch, and even got to meet Jared Fogle, the "Subway Guy," and... Read More

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