Levine family photoBob and Emily Levine know Type 1 diabetes all too well­– their daughter Violet was diagnosed when she was just 10 years old on a family vacation. Since then, and even before Violet’s diagnosis, the Levines have been on a mission to raise awareness about and advocate for diabetes.

The Levine family not only supports the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center, but also the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Homewood Life recently featured Violet Levine for her advocacy work with the JDRF.

The Homewood Life shares that earlier this year, Emily and Violet Levine attended the JDRF Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C. They had the opportunity to speak directly with policy makers about pivotal, upcoming bills that would affect those with diabetes.

According to JDRF, 49 states and more than four countries were represented in the 2023 Children's Congress. Alabama was represented by two delegates including Violet.

To learn more about the JDRF Children’s Congress, visit their website.