Friday, October 1, 2010
Tomorrow is the 1st of 2 JDRF walks we will be participating in this fall. We have walked in this one for the past 5 years. Always, we have bee welcomed warmly onto the Kids That Care team, headed up by our friend K. They were the first type 1 family we met, way back when...
This particular walk is super fun and family-oriented. Kids are even encouraged to bring their dogs...which reminds me of the year we went to the walk with 1 dog and came home with 2. (Don't ask.)
However, this year's walk has an extra special twist. We will meet and walk with the Kids That Care team, as usual. The special treat will come after the walk is over.
A friend from the DOC (Diabetes Online Community) will be there, walking with quite the awesome "Team Ninjabetic." We've been invited, along with many other DOC'ers, to a wonderful celebration afterwards. You see, George, the Ninjabetic, is celebrating his 20th diaversary...that's 20 years of living with diabetes. Celebrating, you ask? Yes! Here is a clear example of looking through positive glasses at a life with diabetes. There is so much to celebrate! This is what helps us stay encouraged and strong in our fight against diabetes...people like George.
In addition to meeting the Ninjabetic in person, we will also have the opportunity to "meet" many other DOC'ers. I'm looking forward to being among so many others who understand our situation with diabetes, completely. On a day-to-day basis, C stands very alone with this disease. Not tomorrow. It should be an awesome time!
I wonder if there will be bacon?