I am not typically one who fights in every diabetes advocacy battle. I prefer to let the way I live my life to demonstrate my advocacy.
don’t you dare try to threaten my ice cream supply!
When Wendell Fowler wrote his “news” article questioning the logic of a fundraiser for diabetes that involved ice cream and likened it to serving an alcoholic a beer, I don’t think he had any idea of the power of the community that he had angered. He actually deleted the original article, but a copy of it can be found here.
But let’s not focus on that, let’s focus on the power of the diabetes community to unite behind a cause.
Let’s focus on the event on Facebook that at the time of writing this post has 2,446 members. Let’s focus on the Twitter hashtag #takethatwendell where you can see even more updates (and pictures) of people enjoying their ice cream with family and friends.
Let’s focus on great friends who I explained the story to, and who were more than happy to join me in this fight!