Aryssah Stankevitsch

Type 1 Diabetes

Aryssah is an ambitious 21-year-old English major at Queen’s University, originally from Toronto. She has three main passions: her family, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and diabetes advocacy. Though being diagnosed with type 1 in 2009, she has stubbornly taken more onto her plate than needed; creating a busy, active lifestyle including eating healthy and participating in many sports.

While advocating for the Canadian Diabetes Association, she has completed many marathons, and most recently cycled across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (in 23 days). Post Queen’s, she plans on pursuing a career in journalism broadcast, with a sports concentration. In her rare spare time, she volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club and writes for Patient Commando for you to enjoy!

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