The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Children's Congress kicked of Monday.
The event is held every two years and allows kids with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to speak with federal lawmakers. The youngsters often ask for more research funding.
Cameron Crouse, 13, of Tuscaloosa, represents Alabama in the current congress. Crouse was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was a toddler. Crouse decided this year that he wanted to apply to become a delegate with the congress.
"I know why I'm doing it, and I know that there is a cure in our lifetime, that it's right in front of us, but we just have to have the right tools to grab it," Crouse said.
Alabama's other delegate is 12-year-old Caleb Perry of Prattville.
If you would like to learn more about the JDRF Children's Congress, please visit http://cc.jdrf.org/.
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