Age: 17
Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

Kathryn is passionate about the up–and–coming advances in T1D technology. “New technology would allow for a lot more freedom, something I was never given as a child because I always had to put my disease first,” she explains. Such innovations are also significant to her, she says, “because I know it would help millions of children all across the country.” She has raised awareness about how JDRF is pushing for new solutions by promoting awareness at her school, participating in JDRF Walks, and speaking about T1D at a health fair. Kathryn enjoys playing field hockey, waterskiing, enjoying the lake, spending time with her family and wake surfing. She is considering becoming either a sports medicine doctor or a sports team financial manager when she grows up.


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