Age at diagnosis: 5
Lives in: Orleans, ON
Raina is passionate about not letting type 1 diabetes (T1D) stop her from living her life! She has participated in the annual JDRF Walk since she was diagnosed at age 5, been a JDRF youth ambassador and organized fundraisers for JDRF at her school and in her community. When she is not raising awareness for type 1 diabetes, she enjoys staying active by doing competitive gymnastics and soccer, as well as singing and doing arts and crafts. Raina hopes for a world without T1D but knows that other advances are very important in the meantime. Her insulin pump and CGM has helped her make type 1 diabetes management easier and she wants everyone who has T1D to have access to these so they can live a great life too.