Age at diagnosis: 6
Lives in: Edmonton, AB
Ava was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) 4 years ago and have been heavily involved with JDRF since! In the past, she was an ambassador for the Denim and Diamonds Gala and for the Ride to Defeat Diabetes and her family is part of the Talk T1D mentorship program to help newly diagnosed families. This year, for the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure, she was able reach the same fundraising goal as last year, even during the pandemic! In her spare time, she enjoys playing guitar, singing and dancing and aspires to find a career that includes these hobbies. For Ava, a cure would mean freedom, from finger pokes, carb counting and much more.