Montgomery Teen Uses Illness to Inspire OthersMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 10 2019 7:48 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It’s never easy when a loved one gets diagnosed with an illness, especially when the loved one is a child. One Montgomery teen is taking her illness and using it as a platform to help others
Richelleng Ramirez Pieruccini looks like your average teenager, but when she was only eight years old she received a diagnosis that changed her life forever.
Six years ago, Richelleng was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She faced a lot of challenges, being the only one in her family to ever have this diagnosis. But instead of being sad, Richelleng decided to be strong. She started the Heart of Gold Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping and inspiring other kids dealing with diabetes.