Age: 4
Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

Thanks to his CGM and insulin pump, Landen attends regular preschool. Even with these advances in technology, Landen has been hospitalized seven times, which is why he and his family are such strong fighters to cure T1D. “I fight every day, and Mom says that I can make a difference and help others with diabetes. I educate others in my community all the time when I don’t even know it,” he says. “My mom and I do everything we can to help JDRF knowing that there will be a cure.” Landen participates in the JDRF Walk, and he once met his mom at the finish line for a marathon she ran to support JDRF. He has already met with some of his state’s politicians, including Congressman Eric Paulsen and Senator Al Franken.

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