Oh my! There is so much I want to write about, but since the Ricki Lake and GMA drama from yesterday, I can't really think of much else. I was left feeling inspired and empowered by the DOC with our collective cry to be heard.
I have only been a D Mama since June 2010, but it hasn't taken long to tire from the ignorant comments about my sons DX and care. Amazing how living with type 1 for such a short time can make you so aware of all the misconception around you. I'm ashamed to admit that prior to Jaxson's dx I was one of the misinformed.
Something is happening though.
There is a movement beginning... to bring awareness to Type 1 Diabetes... more than ever, and I want to be a part of it.
Houston We Have a Problem wrote a wonderfully motivating post pointing out the attention diseases like Breast Cancer, Aids, Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and Autism get. I thought, "how true", and then it hit me: All of those diseases have had HUGE campaigns. I mean, Type 1 has walks and such to raise funds toward finding a cure, which is awesome, but has there ever been a campaign? One that stands out and emblazons itself into minds of the public?
A giant wave of momentum hit the DOC yesterday and I say we ride it all the way through.
We all have our own personal stories to tell. Stories of life altering proportions. Stories of courage and determination. Stories of little hero's growing up too fast. Stories of heart break and agony. They heard us yesterday. Let's continue to make them listen.