Read about their experience below:
This morning, the delegates had the opportunity of a lifetime to visit the White House and meet with President Barack Obama. While standing on the portico steps on the South Lawn, the delegates were surprised with VIP visits from Mary Tyler Moore, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Nick Jonas!
Before the President arrived, these superstars interacted with the delegates, shaking hands and signing autographs. Children's Congress Chair Cynthia Ford made opening remarks and passed over the floor to President Obama. President Obama encouraged the kids to "keep up the great work" and posed for a photo with all 152 delegates and the role models.
The President stood in the middle of the group and then sat down with them for a photo. Frantically running around the front of the crowd searching for his mom to check his blood sugar, delegate Jack Kelly of Texas, age 4, was called over and comforted by President Obama, who sat Jack on his lap for another photo (quite the experience for a 4 year old who one day wants to become the president himself).
Chandler Tuesday, June 23, 12:00
Source: JDRF Children's Congress 2009 Blog