Local Girl Speaks in Washington about Type I Diabetes
A 10 year old girl from Gainesville became the voice for all children who have diabetes on a trip to Washington D.C. last month.
Cassidy O'neill was one of 150 children from around the nation chosen to speak to law makers on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
O'Neill spoke with her representatives about the importance of diabetes research and got to sing with American Idol star Lauren Alaina in front of the Capitol.
Cassidy shared a scrapbook about her journey with Type I Diabetes and even met Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor, who also has Diabetes. O'Neill says it was the experience of a lifetime and hopes to go back year after year.
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