Age: 12
Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

Since Jackson was first diagnosed with T1D in 2013, he has progressed from finger sticks and insulin injections to CGM and insulin pump site changes. Jackson is grateful for the advancements in T1D technology because they allow him to manage his T1D with a bit more ease, especially while he’s on the basketball court! When he’s not playing basketball, Jackson is active with his local JDRF Chapter, from delivering Bags of Hope to recently diagnosed children and their families, to raising $30,000 with Team Super Jack for the Rhode Island JDRF One Walk. Jackson is ready to take his passion to D.C. because “there are more and more people being diagnosed with this horrible disease every single day, and they need awareness and support from our leaders in Congress!”

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