‘American Idol’ season nine runner-up Crystal Bowersox visited the White House on Friday to discuss diabetes awareness. Bowersox, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 6, wants congress and the White House to ensure federal funding for Type 1 diabetes research.
“It was positive. It was definitely positive,” Crystal said about her meeting. “I’m here today meeting with the president’s advisors to talk about the special diabetes program, which helps fund the JDRF. It’s a really important thing for us to keep.”
She also talked about how both ‘Idol’ contestants and politicians battle for votes and that she’d love to perform for President Obama. Video of the interview has since been removed.