Age at T1D diagnosis: 1
Isabella is a triplet, but she’s also entirely one of a kind. The only one in her family with T1D, Isabella’s family says that her “diagnosis has given our family something to be passionate about: finding a cure. We know that the work we are doing to raise awareness is not in vain and that it will make a difference. We are hopeful for the day when Type One becomes Type None.” In the meantime, Isabella stays busy raising money (last year her JDRF Walk team boasted 110 members—the largest team in Cleveland!), sharing her journey through social media, and appearing in local news spreading the T1D message. In her spare time, Isabella loves painting, soccer, gymnastics, singing, karate (she just earned a yellow belt) and playing with her sister and brother.