Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

In memory. In support.

I only met him for five minutes in a hotel room in Florida when I dropped off dinner for his family.

If you can tell the character of a person by the other people in their life (and I believe you can), Ryan Schuhmacher was an amazing man. His boys were thankful and respectful despite the crowd of people in their room and joked with me as I needlessly worried about the presence of unwanted pickles on their sandwiches.

Meri is the one of the kindest, sweetest, most encouraging people I have met in the diabetes community. If anyone has a reason not to be, I would say that someone raising FOUR BOYS (three with diabetes) would have it.

About a month ago I got a text at 1 am from a number I didn’t recognize. It said

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Is it awkward I asked Jess for your number ‘cause I wanted to text you like 10 times this week?? #stalkerlike #thisisnttwitter

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In the midst of all of Ryan’s medical struggles, Meri took the extra time and effort to reach out to me. I am sure there are so many other stories from people in our community who Meri has supported.

Now it is our turn to support Meri. Her beloved husband Ryan passed away on Sunday morning.

Our community is all over the country and all over the world. So many of us wish we could be with Meri right now offering our love and support. While we can’t be there physically, there is something that we CAN do.
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GiveForward: Schuhmacher Family Miracle

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  • Consider the medical bills related to three boys with diabetes.
  • Consider the medical bills related to a courageous battle with cancer.
  • Consider the bills related to daily living – house, electricity, phone, gas, car, etc.
  • Consider just the food bills related to four growing boys!

Ryan was the sole source of income for his family. Please help us support Meri through her financial needs so that she and the boys can focus on what is really important.

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  • Moira says:

    What a tasteful, thoughtful and appropriate use of the on line world. Thank you for being who you are: a lifetime of wonderful. I intend to support the family via this site so thanks for sharing.

    September 3, 2012 at 10:44 am
  • Kerri. says:

    Beautiful post, Sara. xo

    September 3, 2012 at 10:48 am
  • Bennet says:

    LY/MI

    September 3, 2012 at 11:18 am
  • Scott S says:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.

    September 3, 2012 at 11:30 am
  • Jeff says:

    Thank you so much Sara (for saying what I don’t know how to say).

    September 3, 2012 at 11:36 am
  • Misty says:

    Thank you for this beautiful post honoring and supporting our dear friend!

    September 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm
  • Scott K. Johnson says:

    Thank you Sara.

    September 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm
  • Lee Ann Thill says:

    <3

    September 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm
  • Denise aka Mom of Bean says:

    perfect, just perfect

    September 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm
  • Wendy says:

    You know what?

    I am SO BLESSED to call you Friend.

    Thank you.

    Thank you for responding when I needed you — at FFL, and beyond.

    My words aren’t easy to find lately…just know I appreciate the friendship I’ve found in you.

    September 5, 2012 at 12:48 am
  • shannon says:

    beautiful. thank you.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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