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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Will’s Story

My name is Will Jennette and I am a senior at George Mason University studying Conflict Analysis and Resolution. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 18, during February of my senior year in high school. Adjusting to such an impactful disease was not an easy life transition to make, especially as […]

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Interning in the Advocacy Office – Jeffrey’s Story

My name is Jeffrey Peterson and I am thrilled to be working in the JDRF Advocacy office this summer! I am from Burlington, Vermont and attending The George Washington University. I am a rising sophomore majoring in Political Communications with a double minor in Public Health and Political Science. I spend a lot of my […]

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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Emily’s Story

Hi there! I’m Emily Swide, a San Francisco Bay Area native and a senior in the Undergraduate Legal Studies department of UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at age nine, and will be celebrating my 13th dia-birthday this coming August. My older sister Stephanie is also a T1D veteran, having […]

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Meeting Our Congressman Was a Great Experience – #tbt to Our CC Adventure

Each of the 150+ JDRF Children’s Congress Delegates get to spend time with their Members of Congress, sharing personal stories, photos and asking Congress to help change the course of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Anna and Emma got to spend some extra time with one of their Members of Congress and at the end of the event, […]

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JDRF Children’s Congress – A #tbt to the New Friends We Made

The JDRF Children’s Congress Delegates certainly spend time with their Members of Congress and their staff, however, the time spent with the other 150+ Delegates with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is just as important. If you or your loved one will be between the ages of 4-17 from July 13-15, 2015, apply to join us next summer in Washington! Please visit our […]

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My T1D Celeb Role Models from #JDRFCC are Cooler Than Yours #tbt

While at JDRF Children’s Congress, our Delegates mingle with our T1D Celebrity Role Models and get to pick their inspiring brains! We can’t wait to announce the inspiring attendees as we get closer to the 2015 event. Avery came to Washington, D.C. for JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress and she made a lot of new friends. If […]

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Exciting! Inspiring! Hopeful! – JDRF Children’s Congress #tbt

Shannon took the leap and applied to JDRF Children’s Congress in 2013 and loved every minute of her experience! If you’ll be between the ages of 4-17 from July 13-15, 2015, apply to join us next summer in Washington, DC! Please visit our website for more information and take the first step in learning how powerful your voice can be […]

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