Age: 8
Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

Jackson already has plenty of experience spreading the word about T1D awareness. He has recently served as Northwest Ohio’s Youth Ambassador, as well as his local JDRF Walk Grand Marshall. He also gives speeches on behalf of JDRF to encourage people to donate. But sometimes his efforts are just ordinary conversations. “I try to educate anyone that will listen to me about T1D,” he says. “It makes me sad knowing that there are tons of people just like me out there living their lives one shot of insulin at a time.” Jackson enjoys archery, and when he grows up he would like to either help research a cure for T1D as a doctor, or, if a cure has already been found, work for the FBI.


Student to travel to capital for JDRF Children’s Congress


Donate Today

Your tax-deductible gift will help JDRF create a world without T1D.

Donate Now   Explore ways to give

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.