A young man from Whitesboro is heading to Washington, D.C. to testify before Congress as part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 2013 Children's Congress.

13-Year old Patrick Holt says he wants to share his daily struggles and triumphs with the members of Congress so that legislators will be inspired to allocate money toward finding a cure for diabetes.

Audio from the interview is below:

Patrick and his mother, Kristen Holt, talk about his experiences with Type I Diabetes:

Patrick's father, Tom Holt, talks about outreach through JDRF and the amount of money that they have raised for advocacy and diabetes education and how their family became involved in the Children's Congress:

Patrick is be one of about one hundred and fifty children between the age of four and seventeen selected from around the United States to attend this year's JDRF Children's Congress.  Several international delegates will be attending as well.

For more information on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation you can visit their website at: jdrf.org.