Sunday, May 20, 2012
D-Blog week post 7 - My D hero
Today's post is about our diabetic hero. I didn't have to think long about mine. My hero has never been in the news, or made a million dollars. He has never saved a bus full of orphans from falling off a cliff. He is my hero because he changed how I thought about diabetes. He stands 3 feet tall and is the bravest guy I know. My 3 year old Joshua. He has had thousands of shots, numerous hi's and lows, and some rough experiences. He rarely complains. He loves with his entire heart. He has gotten used to the multiple devices he has to wear on a daily basis. He knows that he is different. He knows that food is not just food for him. He knows the difference between "Joshua I need you to eat this" and "Joshua, I NEED you to eat this". He knows when he is low and usually says "I want to eat"! He can eat a banana in his sleep. He is a rockstar and so well behaved. He is an inspiration and is the reason I will be at every JDRF event that I can be. They have to find a cure for him. He is amazing, and is my little boy.
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Amazing post - brought a lump to my throat. Your son sounds like an amazing little guy.ReplyDelete
Co-incidentally YOU are my hero (as is any parent of a CWD).
This was really touching. I can imagine that you are probably his hero, too!ReplyDelete
Beautifully said, and you are his hero too. Love you.ReplyDelete
Very touching, Brian. Sounds like a great guy to look up to, as are you as a superhero D-dad! Thanks for sharing this.ReplyDelete
I agree, this was touching and inspirational. Go Joshua!ReplyDelete
Brian, I remember finding out you had diabetes, and you never made a fuss about it. When Joshua was diagnosed everything changed. You became so public with your own diganosis. I see you two testing together. I am so happy that you set such a good example for Joshua, and for everyone else with JD! I am praying for a cure for you both!ReplyDelete
Brian, you are a great dad and Joshua is lucky to have you.ReplyDelete