((hilary)) more than 150 children -- living with type one diabetes -- were recently in washington, d-c... serving as delegates of the juvenile diabetes research foundation children's congress.
A girl from rogers went there specifically to put a face on the disease for federal lawmakers to see.
12-year-old kathlyn lynch has lived with type-one diabetes since she was seven.
She says she made the trip to d-c for one reason only.
### kathlyn lynch, type i diabetic - "it'll one day make our lives different.
I'd love to say one day that i used to have diabetes."
((hilary)) lynch met with arkansas senators, john boozman and tom cotton... along with state rep, steve womack to share her personal story.
The deadline for lawmakers to renew funding for research to find a type-one diabetes cure is september 30-th.
### ((hilary)) the joint chiefs of