Check out a couple of videos I was able to capture while we were preparing for some the 2011 Children's Congress Program.
While on the way to breakfast this morning, I rode the elevator down with some of our delegates and had the opportunity to here what they had to say about their experience so for:
While waiting for the delegates to arrive to sing the Promise to Remember Song, I had the opportunity to get some feedback from one of our medical volunteers, Dr. Jake Kushner, a pediatric endocrinologist:
I did want to take minute to extend my apologies for the technical issues we were experiencing during the webcast earlier and yesterday evening. I still hope that we were able to share some of the experience of this year's Children's Congress with you!
Stay tuned as I work on posting some behind the scenes videos!
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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