Age at diagnosis: 6
Lives in: Edmonton, AB
Ava knows that “diabetes is a lot of work”, but she never lets it stop her from doing what she loves, like running a marathon two years in a row! She fundraises within her community and at her school to raise money, because “research is needed so no one has to suffer with the disease in the future”. Ava’s hobbies include running and cheerleading, and in the future she would like to be a singer. She’s committed to advocacy within the T1D community, and would like to help organize diabetes conferences when she grows up. To Ava, a cure would mean “an easier life for me and everyone else that has type one diabetes… I hope I can be a part of the cure, because diabetes is a part of me!”.