Age: 12
Age at Diagnosis: 3

Sophia is one busy 6th grader! She’s in high ability classes, a member of the swim team, and plays tennis as well. She’s incredibly proud of her JDRF One Walk team, “Sophia’s Striders” for being the top family team and raising a lot of money for T1D research! Support from her family and friends means a lot to Sophia. “It is important to me to have the support of my family and friends and to make others aware of what I live with every day.”

Outside of school, she loves shopping, art and spending time with her family and friends (especially her sisters and cousins!). Sophia hopes to travel the world one day, and is interested in exploring being a nurse when she’s older!

“Zionsville student advocates for Type-1 diabetes,” Current, August 8, 2023

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