Age at diagnosis: 12
Lives in: Windsor, ON
Angelia has a lot of experience advocating for type 1 diabetes, and is ready to lobby with policy-makers in Ottawa. Since she was diagnosed a year ago, she has become an active voice within her community, speaking at events like the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF and WE Day. She has also led fundraising initiatives such as a sneaker campaign and a lemonade stand to raise money for the Walk. She has a passion for dance, and her T1D diagnosis did not stop her from continuing to do what she loves. When she grows up she would like to work in the medical field, specifically as a dietitian, diabetes educator or endocrinologist. Angelia is motivated to find a cure ‘not just for myself, but for type 1s all over the world’.