Age at T1D diagnosis: 1
this is chase's second year serving as a youth ambassador for jdrf with his sister, who also lives with t1d. the siblings have advocated for awareness together, organizing a jdrf walk at their school and inviting a jdrf representative to speak about t1d. a well–rounded child, involved in scouts, gymnastics and legos, chase's ambition is to play for the nfl. chase's hopes for a cure for the disease are related to his sister, too. if a cure is developed, he says, "i will be able to sleep all night, sleep over at a friend's house, and eat whatever i want. i would like to have a normal life. all the funding for type 1 diabetes is making great advances for me and my sister to have a better, healthier life."