Age at diagnosis: 2
Lives in: Waterloo, ON
Lauren was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of 2 and has lived with it for 9 years now. Her involvement with JDRF includes being a Kids for a Cure Lobby Day delegate in 2018, and a Waterloo youth ambassador. She has spoken about her experience living with type 1 diabetes at her school, local golf tournaments, community organizations, City Council and with her local MP. When she’s not busy speaking to the community, she loves curling, dancing, biking, drawing and participating in musical theatre. Lauren is jumping with joy to have the opportunity to advocate for the T1D community this year.