Noelle is an active athlete, choir member and a fervent advocate. Her experience on a competitive travel soccer team has taught her skills beyond those needed on the field: “I am the goalkeeper, a position that requires courage, strength, agility and the ability to direct my teammates toward the win.” Living with T1D also requires strength and courage. Noelle, who was diagnosed when she wasn’t yet one year old, has been advocating for JDRF since the beginning. Her father and three of her brothers also live with T1D. “My three brothers said that they had the courage to face their disease because they had seen me handle it from my earliest days,” she says. T1D “has helped me drive to be the best, most active person I can be.”
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.