Monday, November 1, 2010

Together We Can!

I sit here today in awe of the powerful connection we ALL share. We come from different places and countries, yet we all breathe the same air. We are different genders yet we all have HEART! We like different things, but all LOVE. We work different jobs, and yet we all work together to help find a cure. Some of us have big families, some small, but we are all part of a large D family. We are different religions, yet we all have FAITH we will beat this!

DIABETES WILL NOT BEAT US! We stand UNITED. We will not back down! Through the misery of the highs and lows. Standing STRONG, BATTLING the tears of pain as givers and receivers of the needle. We stand DILIGENT and support each other, at times when our bodies are weary either directly from the diabetes, or the small bodies that look to you as their life support. We CONQUER the prejudice of ignorance, and stupidity. Although "OUR" disease is sometimes invisible, we will make it VISIBLE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE! Not because we want pity, but because out there, there is a CURE for Type 1 Diabetes! We won't stop until we find it!

YOU are the FUTURE! YOU are the one that can educate the world. We didn't do anything to get this disease. It happened! Our lives will never be the same, or "normal". But we stand with COURAGE knowing we are bigger than this, and TOGETHER we will win!

Thank YOU for fighting this battle with me! ALONE I am nothing, together with amazing people who refuse to just lay down and take it. We will change this world. We are an army! Despite the casualties of this disease, our D friends are never "lost" nor "forgotten". We won't let them be! Thank YOU for standing strong! I hope November is a month that will never be forgotten!

Happy November!


  1. Great post Rachael.

    We are all in this together. United. I feel so fortunate and supported to know so many great friends through the DOC.

    and, on the Duggars...I call it like I see it. LOL. Good "descriptor" huh? BIG SMILES.

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Very inspired and excited to see what rests ahead for DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH 2010!


    Such a blessing to share it with friends like you :)

  3. Oh Rachael, this is such a beautiful post! I love your words...:"We like different things, but all LOVE" and "We are different religions, but all have FAITH that we will beat this"! Awesome and inspirational. Thank you!