Ariel Spiegelman is a high school junior in Long Island, New York. Ariel was diagnosed with celiac disease in the fall of 2016. Before she even had time to grasp her new reality, Ariel jumped at the opportunity to support the Long Island inaugural Celiac Disease Foundation Turkey Trot and returned again in the fall 2017 event, being the top fundraiser for both events. With the support of her family, friends, and community, Ariel continues to demonstrate her commitment to help find a cure for celiac disease.
Ariel continues to show her dedication to the celiac disease community by volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House Long Island, where she cooked a gluten-free meal for 85 guests.
The Celiac Disease Foundation had the honor of presenting Ariel Spiegelman the Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year at the 2018 National Conference and Gluten-Free EXPO. Thank you, Ariel, for your support of the Celiac Disease Foundation!