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LML: JDRF CHILDREN'S CONGRESS

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WELCOME 16-YEAR-OLD SARAH JAMES AND 7-YEAR-OLD CLAIR MIDHA....AND RUSS ELLIS, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WEST TN BRANCH OF JDRF

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WELCOME 16-YEAR-OLD SARAH JAMES AND 7-YEAR-OLD CLAIR MIDHA....AND RUSS ELLIS, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WEST TN BRANCH OF JDRF
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/7003473?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:10:27 +0000 LML: JDRF CHILDREN'S CONGRESS WELCOME 16-YEAR-OLD SARAH JAMES AND 7-YEAR-OLD CLAIR MIDHA....AND RUSS ELLIS, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WEST TN BRANCH OF JDRF http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/7003473?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WATN >> local memphis live continues with your host, amy speropoulos. >>amy: did you know that what and when the americans have type i babies, about 20,000 children are diagnosed with diabetes. two of those joined with us this morning and later leading the charge and the only raising awareness but taking the issue to our nation's capitol. welcome six-year-old sarah james and seven-year-old claire and rust ellis the executive director of the western c branch of jv rs. clear, that i sent her name right? >> it is an indian last name. >>amy: is beautiful. thank you for having us.. >>amy: how exciting, clear, is this? >> we are very excited. >>amy: this is a big deal. >> 160 children of all 50 states in australia, canada, denmark, israel, netherlands and the uk are coming together to petition congress for federal funding for research for type i diabetes. >>amy: you were diagnosed at what age? >> i was 10 years old. >>amy: do you remember it? not a great day. >>amy: that was very scary. clear, when were you diagnosed. one-year-old. >>amy: what happened? >> my parents didn't know what was happening so we went to the doctor's office with something that was wrong, and they found out that i was diagnosed with type i diabetes. >>amy: wow! how has your life changed? >> diabetes doesn't stop you from doing anything, but it does add an extra element into life. i play sports so i can still be active as to place words, but most definitely it has a new element to check in your blood sugar and maintaining your blood sugar while you play. it is complicated but it doesn't stop your life. >>amy: you have to keep going. >> i take karate and sometimes i have to check my blood sugar before because sometimes i have to go because i might be running low and don't feel well. if the kick and punch. >>amy: this is amazing. sarah said it. i mean especially youngsters, you can't slow down. but fortunately, they got a diagnosis and they know what to do. how big is it for them to go to dc? >> it's very important because we see what is special funding for diabetes it's about $150 million a year. it is money we need to continue to pursue. we need to find a biological cure for type i diabetes. it's important to improve their lives. >>amy: if people cannot go with you, they can certainly join in interpreting funds, right? >> right. >> we only have two children per state and both of the children from our state are coming from our chapter so we are just excited that these wonderful young ladies are going to represent us. >>amy: i understand this started, a little boy that was diagnosed in 1999 cent of his mom, why isn't there someone who lives with this going and talking to our representatives about what we need to do and help encourage scientists to find a cure. that is the ultimate goal, right? absolutely. >>amy: what would be your message, russ, let's start with you. >> is important to understand the difference between type i and type ii only 1.25 million in the country have type i diabetes and it is not impacted it is not in your lifestyle. it happens because your pancreas starts functioning. for everyone. >>amy: sarah? >> i believe people like you said realize there are differences and there are so many people with diabetes. it is growing and we need to stop it and support the people that have it, but also support the people that are going to get it because it is growing we need to stop it now before it gets to a larger point than it already has. >>amy: will you give us a report? can you join us when you get back from washington, dc next. >> yes, ma'am bakery we love to have you on. and i believe miss tennessee has juvenile diabetes and she also is encouraging people so she will back you on this effort. you are so much for joining. and promise you join us when you return so we can get a report. like. >> a sneak peek, we go live with the young actors guild to see a snake meet at what you will see at the lion king junior on stage. we are




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