12-Year-Old Rogers Girl Joined JDRF Children’s Congress to Discuss Type 1 Diabetes


More than 150 children, living with Type 1 diabetes, were recently in Washington, D.C., serving as delegates of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children’s Congress. 

A girl from Rogers went there specifically to put a face on the disease for federal lawmakers to see. 

12-year-old Kathlyn Lynch has lived with Type 1 diabetes since she was seven. 

She says she made the trip to D.C. for one reason only. 

“It’ll one day make our lives different. I’d love to say one day that I used to have diabetes,” Lynch said. 
Lynch met with Arkansas senators, John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with State Representative Steve Womack to share her personal story.
The deadline for lawmakers to renew funding for research to find a Type 1 diabetes cure is September 30.

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