No one knows diabetes better than those who live it every day.
Recently, Mario Miceli shared his
personal story about how it is never too late to take an active
role in your own health and change your life.
Anwar Boutahar, a 14-year-old diabetes advocate living with type
1, shows it’s never too early to get loud about diabetes,
An avid soccer player who recently started high school, Anwar
keeps busy like most teenagers—playing sports, keeping up with
school, and spending time with family and friends. Unlike many other
teenagers, though, Anwar also dedicates his time to being an active
and vocal diabetes advocate.
From the time of his diagnosis in early childhood, Anwar has been
spreading awareness and encouraging discussion about the reality of
living with of diabetes. He started giving presentations about
diabetes to his classmates. He is actively involved with JDRF,
travelled to Ottawa to speak with MPs at Parliament, shared his story
on CTV , Global News , TVO Kids and more, and
recently joined the SickKids Children’s Council. Anwar even started
his own foundation— Anwar’s
Seed of Hope —to help families in developing countries access
We caught up with Anwar to chat about his journey and his message.