About Courtney Peters

Born and raised in Chicago, Courtney currently resides in Seattle with her family. A senior at The University of Washington, she studies Global Health and African Studies.
Washington, D.C., June 23, 2009 -- President Barack Obama meets with actress and JDRF International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore, Alan J. Lewis, PhD, President and CEO of JDRF, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, and more than 150 children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes from across the U.S. as part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Children's Congress.  JDRF's Children's Congress, the largest grassroots advocacy event held in support of research for type 1 diabetes, includes delegates from 4 to 16 years old visiting with the President at the White House, a Town Hall panel of athletes and celebrities impacted by diabetes, and a hearing on Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  The Senate hearing will include testimony from Ms. Moore, Mr. Leonard, Nick Jonas of the Grammy nominated multi platinum group The Jonas Brothers, Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and four children with type 1 diabetes.

Mary Tyler Moore: An American Treasure

By Courtney Peters “You know what? You’ve got spunk.” Lou tells Mary. Mary sheepishly shrugs her shoulders, smiles and says, “Well…” thinking Lou has just complimented her. “I HATE SPUNK!” Lou growls. In that moment, Mar...