Age: 8  Year Diagnosed: 2015  Location: Irvine, Ca

"Most people who aren't educated about Type 1 Diabetes think it's a disease that you get and die. I wish people knew that Type 1 Diabetes can be managed and controlled with insulin instead of just assuming the worst.

When I was first diagnosed I felt like I was the only one with this disease and felt like a weird kid. Although people told me that there were many others with T1D I didn't feel like there were. Not until my family and I attended the JDRF T1D walk was I able to see with my own eyes the volume of people who have Type 1 and how so many people care about this disease."