Age: 11
Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

Molly, who has a karate black belt, is a “fighter to cure diabetes.” She wants to become a teacher and an author someday to “spread my love of learning and reading to other kids,” She’s already educating those around her about T1D. “I won both first and second place in a countywide contest,” she shares. “The first place was for a poem titled ‘I Am Not My Disease’ about how diabetes does not own me. The second place was for a story about how our differences make us unique.” Molly memorized and recited that poem for the crowd at a JDRF Gala. Molly has participated in an OmniPod study, raises awareness through the JDRF Promise to Remember Me campaign, as a junior ambassador at the JDRF Gala and in her local JDRF Walks with her team, Molly’s Marchers.

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