Age at diagnosis: 7
Lives in: Ottawa, ON
Madeleine is not shy when it comes to speaking in front of people and standing up for what she believes in. She has promoted the Walk for JDRF on television, spoken at events as a JDRF Ambassador, and given talks at her school. She has also starred in the school musical, which is one of her passions, along with singing, dancing, gymnastics and visual arts. One day she hopes to become a teacher, a doctor or a medical researcher. Madeleine knows how important medical researchers are, because “if we achieve a cure through research, it would mean freedom”.