Age at diagnosis: 2
Lives in: Pilot Butte, SK
Seven years ago, Meela was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and is passionate about teaching others about her disease, such as her stuffed animals and her family. She has participated in the annual Regina JDRF Walk and raised over $20,000 over the years, as well as helped organize her school’s own JDRF Walk. Her family started a non-profit organization called Pump Power, which raises awareness of type 1 diabetes and donates its proceeds to JDRF. She was Kaleb Dahlgren’s first female Diabeauty and hopes to become an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes to help kids like her. Meela is very excited to continue to share her experience with type 1 diabetes and a cure would mean the world for her!