Reece Waters

Seventeen-year old Auckland student Reece Waters, who has type 1 diabetes, received $5,060 to replace his insulin pump.

As a result of being diabetic, Reece’s pancreas has stopped working, meaning the insulin pump will act as a replacement, ensuring food is converted into fuel for his body.

Reece’s journey with diabetes has inspired him to help others and pursue a career in health and fitness upon leaving high school at the end of the year.