U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell welcomed to his office today the Kentucky delegates who traveled to the Nation's capital as part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children's Congress. The Kentucky delegates are Jack Mayo, 14, of Henderson, and twin sisters, Jaden and Deven Cannon, 13, of Taylorsville.
"I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Jack, Jaden, Deven and their parents during their visit to Washington, D.C. for JDRF's 2013 Children's Congress," said Senator McConnell. "I am proud to support the Special Diabetes Program, which is making great strides in the development of medical technologies to treat this disease, and it is my hope that one day there will be a cure for type 1 diabetes."
JDRF conducts Children's Congress every two years and selects students with type 1 diabetes to represent each state and the District of Columbia before Congress. The participants have a unique and empowering opportunity to share with Members of Congress what life with type 1 diabetes is like and discuss the importance of juvenile diabetes research towards the prevention of and a cure for diabetes.
The delegates shared their JDRF scrapbook with the Senator. He said: "I'd like to give a special thanks to Jack, Jaden, and Deven for sharing with me their scrapbook. These kids have the right attitude -- that diabetes won't keep them from doing what they love -- and it shouldn't."