See blow for some pictures from the 2011 Children’s Congress Opening dinner. During the dinner, delegates introduced themselves, the age they were diagnosed with type 1, and the state or country they represent!
You can track all that’s been going on with Children’s Congress this week on Twitter by following #JDRFcc11. I'll have some videos from the Role Models with Diabetes Town Hall panelist after the event shortly!
Myrtice has experienced years of struggling with type 1, since being diagnosed at age three. She helped her mom run a diabetes support group, which allowed her to see the challenges that many other people with the disease live with every day. This experience has really driven home to Myrtice how important it is to promote diabetes awareness.
Sophie and her older brother, Max, are on a mission: to raise awareness of the disease they both have, and to tell their story of living with type 1 diabetes to Congress so that research funding continues. They're in this together, and they work hard to make a difference. "One of us is always there for the other," Sophie says.
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