Cara was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of six. Despite being very needle phobic, she has taken on her own care, managing her diabetes brilliantly. She was one of the first children in the UK to use the insulin pump and has subsequently helped many other children learn about the pump. She works on behalf of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation--she has been on the cover of their Annual Report, their magazine to subscirbers and has been interviewed by the BBC and many newspapers about being diabetic. She has led a JDRF Walk team of dozens of people each year since she has been diagnosed and helped raise thousands of £. She has led assemblies at school to teach her schoolmates about diabetes and generally she is an ambassador for healthy living, fitness and self sufficiency. Yesterday she ran 1500 metres in less than 8 minutes! She sings twice a week in her church choir, sews quilts, makes her clothes , plays the piano and is an academic scholarship student at a competitive school. She is an indomitable spirit who rises to every challenge and charges full steam ahead. A brilliant inspiration to all around her.