Today, I am supposed to write about my diabetes heroes. There are plenty of people with diabetes who are doing “big things” – Supreme Court Justice, race car driver, professional football player, country singer, American Idol (almost), Olympian, Miss America, and the list goes on.
Thankfully, I find my heroes much closer to my heart.
These two beautiful women have been such an encouragement in my life. They have been living with diabetes for twice as long as I have and are determined to not let it stop them from doing everything they want to do. They are amazing advocates. They also have the ability to make me laugh like no one other. Our
hourly daily text messages to each other are a combination of social media observations, diabetes support, and all out ridiculousness (discussions of Fun Dips and ceiling tiles included).
Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.
If you’re looking for a hero, the diabetes online community is full of them. I am honored to call each of them my friends.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.