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2023 Delegates from Washington

  • Eli

    Washington, 2023

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Eli loves science and social studies. He likes to spend his free time outdoors, playing golf, hiking, and camping. Eli is a patrol leader... Read More

  • Grace

    Washington, 2023

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

    You can’t stop Grace from spreading awareness about T1D! She has not one, but two social media accounts that she uses to educate people... Read More

  • Natalie

    Washington, 2023

    Age: 8 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Children’s Congress is a huge part of Natalie’s family story—her mom was a Delegate at the very first Children’s Congress in 1999! “I think... Read More

  • Safa

    Washington, 2023

    Age: 8 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    If there’s one word that describes Safa, it is definitely the word active! She plays competitive soccer and has her red striped belt in... Read More

  • Wes

    Washington, 2023

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Wes is an avid athlete and does not let his type 1 diabetes define him. “Being a person with T1D should not prevent me,... Read More

2019 Delegates from Washington

  • Austin

    Washington, 2019

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

    At Austin’s first JDRF event, he was pushed around in a stroller at a JDRF One Walk in support of his older brother... Read More

  • CJ

    Washington, 2019

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    CJ isn’t afraid to enthusiastically try new things—from mountain biking to snowboarding, and becoming a go-to source for all things exotic car related—he’s... Read More

  • Juliana

    Washington, 2019

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    For so many kids, Christmas is a day of gifts, family and delicious food. In 2008, Juliana, however, spent Christmas in the hospital... Read More

  • Natalie

    Washington, 2019

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

    Natalie has enjoyed running for many years, and has refused to let T1D stop her. In fact, just two years ago, she ran... Read More

2017 Delegates from Washington

  • Anthony

    Washington, 2017

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 3

    Anthony enjoys karate and is working toward his adult black belt. He also likes to play music on the piano, guitar and ukulele.... Read More

  • Bridget

    Washington, 2017

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Bridget loves reading and studying, especially about subjects that overlap with T1D. She explains, “We have been learning about cell membranes, transport and... Read More

  • Evie

    Washington, 2017

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

    Evie loves singing in her school choir and swimming competitively—she even made the district finals for swimming in several events. Performing at a... Read More

  • Lilly

    Washington, 2017

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Lilly likes swimming competitively, with the goal of someday qualifying for the Olympics. Her sister, Evie, is also a Delegate, and having a... Read More

  • Lukas

    Washington, 2017

    Age: 8 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 14 months

    Lukas likes to ride his bike, read and play video games with his friends. He’s proud that he went to three summer... Read More

  • Sophie

    Washington, 2017

    Age: 13 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    Sophie likes soccer, reading, watching movies and hanging out with her friends. “However, one of my more unusual pastimes compared to other kids... Read More

2015 Delegates from Washington

  • Brynn

    Washington, 2015

    Age: 8 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Living with T1D for Brynn is a family affair: Both her father and her older sister also have the disease. Spreading awareness is... Read More

  • Caroline

    Washington, 2015

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    Caroline is involved in her community as a tutor for second graders, a volunteer at a senior residence and through her work with... Read More

  • Hannah

    Washington, 2015

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

    Hannah overcame the initial impact of being diagnosed with T1D to develop an impressive advocacy effort. She recalls “I was shocked at first,... Read More

  • Jackson

    Washington, 2015

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Jackson has lived with T1D for a decade now and, today, he wants one thing: freedom. “I want freedom to be a kid... Read More

  • Makaila

    Washington, 2015

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

      Makaila is very mindful of the burdens of T1D—her father has the disease and she was diagnosed at just 16 months old.... Read More

  • Paige

    Washington, 2015

    Age: 11 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    “I find that when I am creating, I feel most comfortable,” says Paige. Drawing, painting, and writing songs, skits and plays are just... Read More

2013 Delegates from Washington

  • Blythe

    Washington, 2013

    Age: 17 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    Blythe is intimately familiar with the challenges of being a teen with T1D. At age 15, after almost a decade living with the... Read More

  • Erica

    Washington, 2013

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

    Erica was a T1D advocate even before she received her own diagnosis. As a child, she participated in a JDRF Walk with her... Read More

  • Henry

    Washington, 2013

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Henry has overcome great hurdles in his struggle with T1D. Ranked second in the country in sprint kayaking for his age/standing, Henry had... Read More

  • Nicole

    Washington, 2013

    Age: 12 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Like many kids with T1D, Nicole didn’t have a history of the disease in her family. Her diagnosis came as a shock, but... Read More

2011 Delegates from Washington

  • Chloe

    Washington, 2011

    Chloe's spirit is a force to be reckoned with. Diagnosed at age seven, Chloe was recently adopted by her grandparents, who have been working to raise awareness about the disease. Read More

  • Kieran

    Washington, 2011

    An active athlete, Kieran (nicknamed Kiki) tries not to let his type 1 diabetes slow him down. He enjoys basketball, skiing, and soccer, and is determined to live a fun... Read More

  • Sara

    Washington, 2011

    Sara is thankful for the support from family and others who have helped her continue to live an active life since her diagnosis at age 11 – from cross-country coaches... Read More

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