Age at diagnosis: 8
Lives in: Burnaby, BC
Aarshia was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) almost six years ago at the age of 8. She has been sharing her experience with the disease through her website, AFFORD 1 (Aarshia’s Fund For Organizing Research in Diabetes 1), on social media and to her classmates. When she’s not busy supporting the T1D community, she is dancing as part of the Shiamak Bollywood Dancing program and participating in sports like swimming, volleyball and basketball. For Aarshia, a cure would mean a completely different perspective of life, and she’s passionate about making that a reality.