Ryane - Mead HS Class of 2016

Laid back, quirky, and humorous are the three words Ryane used to describe herself. I would have to add determined, ambitious, and wise beyond her years! Ryane began the Running Start program as a junior and will graduate High School with her AA degree. She is passionate about graphic design and dreams about starting her own firm after college. Ryane also lives with type 1 diabetes – an autoimmune disease that she must mange 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This diagnosis came right before her 10th birthday. I have always been impressed with her commitment to serving and helping others in the type 1 community as a volunteer for both the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Camp Stix.

Ryane – I am so proud of you and the beautiful person you have grown up to be. I am thankful that I met you all those years ago at JDRF. Keep smiling sweet girl! xo