Volunteering, helping at events and lobbying the US Congress - Laura Dunion’s story:
Teen Laura Dunion, from Leeds, has been raising awareness of type 1 diabetes and supporting others with the condition since she was diagnosed aged eight.
In July, Laura travelled to Washington D.C. to represent the United Kingdom at JDRF’s Children’s Congress event. Laura joined children from across the world in lobbying the US Congress for more support for research into type 1 diabetes.
“Volunteering for JDRF has increased my confidence massively and helped me develop my skills and independence. It has given me lots of experience in supporting children who have type 1 diabetes.”