Age: 13
Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

Brandon is a talented musician, playing drums and guitar. He loves music of all kinds and looks forward to practicing every day after school. When he grows up, Brandon would like to be either a musician or a doctor that helps find the cure for T1D. Until he’s able to become a researcher, Brandon goes above and beyond to help the T1D community through fundraising for research, raising awareness and mentoring other T1D children in his community. He especially is proud of his JDRF One Walk team that has raised more than $82,000 for JDRF. Brandon says, “the Walk made me realize that there are so many people that have T1D and that I don’t need to be embarrassed.”


“Texas teens lobby lawmakers on Capitol Hill for diabetes medicine and treatment,” NEWS4SA, July 12, 2019

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