Age at diagnosis: 7
Lives in: West Kelowna, BC
Arielle has had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 5 years now, but she never lets it stop her from accomplishing her goals. She uses the challenges of living with T1D as motivation for her fundraising and advocacy through the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF, and is ready to lobby with policy-makers in Ottawa. Her hobbies include snowboarding, soccer and bike riding, and she hopes to one day participate in these activities without having to worry about low blood sugars. She is an accomplished singer, and one day hopes to be a designer. To Arielle, a cure would mean “that I wouldn’t have to worry 24/7 about all the stuff that goes along with diabetes. All my diabuddies, and the 3.5 million other Canadians wouldn’t have to deal with it anymore”.