Age: 16
Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

Louise, who loves reading, writing, drawing and listening to music, has reached a number of impressive goals. “Accomplishments I’m especially proud of include being one of two girls chosen to attend a science and math camp called Tech Trek over the summer of my seventh grade year, giving the Fund A Cure speech for the JDRF Summer Classic, and living 14 years with type 1 diabetes,” reflects Louise. She is attending JDRF Children’s Congress not just to find support, but also to give it to other kids. “No one should ever feel like they have to do it all on their own, because that’s impossible,” she says. “No one can do this on their own. We all need a little help.” She hopes to work in either psychology or social work someday.


Danville: Diabetic student to lobby for cure

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