Kelli Limi likes to meet other people who live with T1D. Diagnosed at the age of two, this walker is inspired by everyone who participates in the Walk to Cure Diabetes each year. She says she enjoys “seeing all the people with T1D and knowing that we all share something that most of our friends and family don’t understand.” In fact, she bonds with people living with T1D all over the world. On a recent tour of Italy, Kelli met three people who have T1D, two from Australia and one from Kuwait. She plans to stay in touch.
“Supporting this cause is very special to me,” says Kelli. She recognizes that through her childhood and still today, JDRF has always been the leader in fundraising for research to find a cure. She says, “Each year the advancements are stronger and help diabetics live better lives.” She is so devoted that in addition to fundraising for the Walk, she also volunteers her time as a Walk Committee Member in Monterey Bay.
For Kelli, a hero is “someone who stands up for what they believe in and does something that makes life better for everyone.”