Paula Fairchild, a resident of Paintsville and an advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, spoke to Congress this week on the importance of Type 1 Diabetes funding and research.
Fairchild’s daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 7; sister diagnosed at 13.
Fairchild was one of more than 150 JDRF advocates from across the country on Capitol Hill sharing stories and encouraging funding for diabetes research to continue.
Her team held over fifty meetings Monday and Tuesday and met with representatives and senators.
She’s pictured with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
We spoke with Paula on Monday morning. If you missed the interview, you can play it back below: