Staff Report

Kailyn Snekvik, a sixth-grader at Santa Ynez Valley Charter School, was invited to meet Congressman Salud Carbajal at his office in Santa Barbara Office on Aug. 28 as a representative of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Accompanying her were her parents, Erik and Kate Snekvik, and Sara Nothhelfer from the JDRF Los Angeles chapter.

During the meeting Kailyn made a presentation to the congressman about the need to keep insulin affordable and thanking him for his continued support of diabetes research.

“I was excited to meet Mr. Carbajal, although I wasn’t nervous because I have made presentations before. He was really nice and invited me to come back in the future,” Kailyn said.

She also promotes the JDRF One Walk event, which takes place in Santa Barbara on Oct. 6. JDRF is one of the leading global organizations supporting diabetes research.