2013 Youth Ambassadors
The role of a Youth Ambassador is to assist JDRF in educating the community about what it is like living with T1D. As a representative of JDRF, Youth Ambassadors are trained to effectively communicate JDRF's mission, to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. As such, you will see JDRF Youth Ambassadors at events such as the Walk to Cure Diabetes and the Night of Hope Gala throughout the year. Youth Ambassadors serve from one year and must first be a Youth Delegate to qualify.
Meet our 2013 Youth Ambassadors below!
Nick was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 4. He is a freshman at Howard High School and enjoys playing many sports such as cross-country, basketball and lacrosse.
Allison was diagnosed with T1D when she was just 2. She loves to play the piano, play percussion in the middle school band, dance, and watch movies. She is also a terrific soccer player and has a unique talent for pogo sticking!
David was diagnosed with T1D when he was 3. He is an active, inquisitive, passionate guy who loves to play ice hockey, soccer, and baseball. He also enjoys swimming, riding his bike, and building with Legos.
Emily was diagnosed at the age of three, July 29th 2008. She likes soccer, swim team, dancing, singing and art. She has lots of friends, has a dog named DeeDee who is very cute and is a girl. She likes lemonade. Her favorite thing to eat is crazy vanila ice cream.
Will was diagnosed with T1D at age 6. He is a happy, active, smart, and loving boy who enjoys riding his skateboard, bike, and snowboard as well as building with his Legos, and doing outdoor activities. T1D has not slowed Will down and he wants everyone to know that diabetes doesn’t keep him from doing anything he wants to do. It might be part of his life, but it isn’t his whole life!
Our 2013 Youth Ambassadors painted pottery to be sold in our 25th Anniversary Night of Hope Gala Live Auction- You can view the video here!