Melisa Ramirez Escobar


Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1995.

Member of YLD since 2015 (YLD Candidate).

My name is Melisa, I’m 32 years old I have diabetes since I was ten years old. I’m a veterinary student, I’m in the last year of the career. The only thing I remember when I was diagnosed: a nurse pricked my finger and gave injections and I was very thirsty and do not know how many times I went to the bathroom. I want to encourage educating people so we can improve their quality of life.

My project: The objective of my project will be to provide education, support and to form new young leaders in South America.