Nick Jonas is indeed gearing up to Mr. President. Nick went to Washington today to talk to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about the renewal of federal funding for research for Type I diabetes.
Other celebs who joined Nick on Capital Hill included retired boxer “Sugar” Ray Leonard and chairwoman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, actress Mary Tyler Moore.
Type I diabetes can be potentially fatal if not treated properly, and can also lead to nerve damage, blindness, and heart disease. In 2005, Nick Jonas was diagnosed with Type I, and he has been working hard to fight the disease ever since.
“It’s one of those things that doesn’t affect every moment of your
day, but when it does, it’s the worst timing possible,” he said after
the hearing. “It’s a day to day battle and you have to take it one step
at a time.”
Oh Nick, not only can you write amazing songs, but you are seriously eloquent my friend. I hope they renew the federal funding.
To learn more about Type I diabetes check out the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Gallery Info: Nick Jonas and other celebrities tesitfy at senate hearing for Type I diabetes reasearch.