Age: 10
Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

Morgan is a lively 10-year-old who enjoys dancing, playing tennis and hanging out with her friends. She was also selected by one of her teachers to participate in Character Council at school. Morgan has been active with JDRF One Walk, proudly meeting her personal fundraising goal of $2,500, in addition to serving as a JDRF Youth Ambassador at Gala. Morgan’s ultimate goal is to become a nurse, so that she can help others like her who live with T1D, and she looks forward to bringing her passion for T1D awareness to Washington, D.C.


“Jersey’s Morgan Steckel, 10, Pursues Her Dream of Eliminating Type 1 Diabetes This Summer in Washington, D.C.,”, May, 8, 2019

“Morgan Steckel of Jerseyville to speak about the importance of diabetes research,” The Telegraph, July 4, 2019


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