Age: 8
Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

Carter is the third member of his family to have T1D; his father and grandfather were both diagnosed with the disease, too. Luckily, courage also runs in the family. Carter and his family stay active in their local JDRF chapter by raising funds with their JDRF Walk team, “Find A Cure For Carter.” As Carter says, “In five years, our team has raised more than $12,000 so far, and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon!” Carter also keeps on the move by attending summer camp for kids with diabetes, by playing soccer and basketball, and running cross country at his school. He is a talented baseball player who has played on a travel team—the Worthington Nationals—and has big dreams of playing pro ball for the Cincinnati Reds someday.


Jones proves age doesn’t matter in advocacy

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