Age: 15
Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

Type 1 diabetes has influenced Anna’s career dreams. “Before I was diagnosed with type I diabetes, I wanted to be a teacher,” she says. “Now that I have become educated about T1D, I would like to be a doctor so I can both educate children regarding their disease as well as help them manage their disease.” An accomplished Girl Scout, honor student and athlete, Anna is also a T1D advocate. She participates in the JDRF Walk each year with her basketball team and her brothers’ baseball teams, attends a summer camp for kids with T1D and volunteers as a Junior Ambassador at her chapter’s yearly JDRF Gala. T1D is “particularly heart–wrenching because it affects children and young people. This is a healthcare crisis which takes its toll financially, physically and emotionally on our nation,” she explains.


“Hammond student heads to D.C. to speak for juvenile diabetes research”, May 22, 2015, The Columbia Star, Columbia, SC

Felder to represent S.C. at JDRF Children’s Congress

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