It is not as if we didn’t already know Nick Jonas was not only awesome, but also much more mature than his age of 16 years would imply, but I am quite impressed with his testimony today at a U.S. Senate hearing on Capitol Hill for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as part of the biennial JDRF Children’s Congress. It was moving, inspirational, and I couldn’t be more proud.
Nick told his story, quoted from his song “A Little Bit Longer” as well as submitted its full lyrics to the record. We all know the song, many of us know the story, but it all seemed new to me hearing Nick’s speech, and I was very moved.
Nick was joined by Mary Tyler Moore, and Sugar Ray Leonard, who also testified for the need for continued support for diabetes research. Read transcripts from their testimonies here.
Nick will re-join his brothers on stage tonight for a show in Denver, Colorado.
Watch Nick’s full testimony plus his feelings about his appearance, after the jump.
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