Age: 14
Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

Cameron was seven years old when her mother, a nurse, noticed she was exhibiting the symptoms of T1D, which ultimately led to her diagnosis. It was a hectic time for her family. She says, “I was seven, so of course, I didn’t know anything that was going on, but you figure things out real fast.” Since then, she’s become a JDRF Youth Advocacy Leader, an honor roll student and a varsity tennis player. She’s even been interviewed on the news. Cameron is looking forward to telling her Representatives to “support research so they too can help turn Type One into Type None.”

Cameron has been living with Type 1 diabetes since 2011. This Summer she’s taking her story to Capitol Hill / The Post and Courier / July 4, 2017

Student Superstar: Cameron Shephard / Lowcountry post / June 28, 2017

Local teen advocating for diabetes research / The Summerville Journal Scene / May 17, 2017

Local girl tapped for diabetes event / Walterboro Live / May 20, 2017

Summer of service: 14-year-old spends Summer in DC pushing for diabetes funding / NBC News 2 / September 8, 2017

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