I moved to America with my mother from Norway in summer 1999. About two months later I lost half my body weight in two days, was rushed to the emergency room and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. As a six year old that weighed as much as a three year old, I couldn’t even speak English yet. I now write music and sing, which is highly influenced by my struggles with type one diabetes. Life is a blessing, and I truly believe everything happens for a reason. I had to learn to take care of myself at a young age and it has taught me compassion and empathy in the warmest light possible.
January 12, 2016 • Diagnosed in 1999 • Current Age: 22