Lehi girl lobbying U.S. Congress for juvenile diabetes research

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Rufus isn’t the average fluffy teddy bear.

“He has diabetes, just like me,” said Lyla Jackson, Rufus’ 10-year-old owner. “He even has a diabetes bracelet, just like I do.”

And like Lyla, Rufus is all about raising awareness about Type 1 diabetes.

Monday through Wednesday, Lyla will be in Washington, D.C. as one of more than 160 children participating in the JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress, where she will be lobbying members of Congress to share her story of living with Type 1 diabetes and encourage continued funding for the Special Diabetes Program, among other issues.

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