Christian Stokes — 2009 National Youth Advocate
Meet Christian Stokes, the American Diabetes Association’s 2009 National Youth Advocate (NYA). Christian was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 15 months old. "I've had diabetes for as long as I can remember." said Christian. "I hope that we find a cure soon, so I can know what it feels like to live without diabetes."
As the NYA, Christian will spend a year traveling around the country encouraging young people and adults to get involved in the fight against diabetes. He will also meet with elected officials and encourage them to increase funding for diabetes research and prevention, ensure people with diabetes have access to quality and affordable health care, and make sure people with diabetes are not discriminated against in school or in the workplace.
Email Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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