Ocean Shores teen to represent state in Children’s Congress
17 year old Blythe Beebe, of Ocean Shores, has been selected by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to join 150 other children from around the country in Washington, D.C., to remind their Members of Congress of the vital need of type 1 diabetes research until a cure becomes available.
The children, ages 4 to 17, represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. They will visit the capital as delegates of the JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress from July 8 to 10. Joining them will be six international delegates traveling from around the world.
“These outstanding children and their families all understand, as I do, that type 1 diabetes tests us every day,” says JDRF International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore, who has had T1D for more than 40 years.
Blythe told KXRO “Being selected for Children’s Congress is the highest honor I have received to date and an opportunity that is once in a lifetime. I know that after these next few weeks, my life will be changed forever, for the better. ”
The JDRF Children’s Congress program was first held in 1999. Since then, seven successful Children’s Congresses have occurred, one every other year.
To learn more about JDRF Children’s Congress, please visit our website at http://cc.jdrf.org/.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation