Jared Halbert and Alex Hopper, shown above with Alex on the left and Jared on the right, met in
Little Rock with Arkansas Congressman Vic Snyder on a warm, sunny June day.

The two 12-year-olds will be entering the 7th grade at Pulaski Academy this fall and they share a
love of school, band and sports such as basketball, football and baseball.

They also share a debilitating disease that, according to the Juvenile Diabetics Research
Foundation,
strikes a child every hour of every day:
Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes

These pages chronicle their visit.