Children’s Congress Photo Gallery


“It is a life dream of mine to not have ‘what is my sugar’ as my waking thought, delve into an ice cream sundae without pause or hesitation, or sleep at a friend’s house without my emergency kit, glucagon and all that. I want to free my mind of all of these shackle’s as we all deserve it. Progress is being made and we need to fight until there is nothing left to fight for.  So let’s go out there on Wednesday and tell our leaders what life is like right now, today. Let’s describe to them the life of tomorrow and what that means to us, our collective dream. Let’s realize that dream together. Together I know we can do it.”   — Merrill Eastman, 16, New York. (Her family chaired the JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress.)