My CHEO Story
My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) on August 25, 2015. Our lives have been forever changed, but we are determined to fight all the challenges and trials that we are faced with this prognosis. Alyssa battles mental health and struggles with acceptance on some days.
Why I'm involved
I have advocated for a couple years now the need to have youth services, workshops, creating safe spaces for children with T1D to speak openly about their feeling and share the burden of the disease. I feel I could contribute in a positive manner, and believe that our voice is heard in numbers.