Age: 6
Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

Maeve is a kindergartner who is currently homeschooled, and her favorite activities are jumping on the trampoline and doing artwork. When she grows up, Maeve wants to be an inventor. Maeve and her family take part in JDRF One Walk and the JDRF Gala—and they hold multiple fundraisers for JDRF throughout the year. They even created a Facebook page called ’Brave Maeve’—with 5,000 followers—to build T1D awareness and advertise their fundraising events. Since Maeve’s diagnosis, the family has raised more than $40,000 for JDRF. Her mother says, “Our family treats every day as an opportunity to educate others about type 1 diabetes. T1D is part of the fabric of who we are as a family and everyone who knows us knows this.”


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