Brynn Palmer, age 6, of Middletown, was chosen by JDRF, formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an organization focused on Type 1 diabetes research, to join a delegation of children and celebrity advocates in Washington, D.C., at JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress from July 24-26.

The Delegates will be lobbying their members of Congress to remind them of the need to continue supporting Type 1 diabetes research that could reduce the burden of this disease and ultimately find a cure.

These children — ages 4-17 and representing the 50 states — will participate in activities on the Hill, including a Congressional Committee hearing to share personal testimonies that highlight the daily struggles of living with Type 1 diabetes and the need for continued funding for research projects such as the Special Diabetes Program.

Joining the U.S. Delegates will be six international Delegates traveling from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Israel, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The delegates will convey a message to the federal government that Type 1 diabetes is a global problem that requires a global effort.

Read Brynn’s story at cc.jdrf.org/delegates/brynn-de.