Thursday, October 08, 2009

Up the Rollercoaster

Lucas' mom described diabetes as an emotional rollercoaster. Often times, parents of diabetic children place the majority of their attention on the depressing nature of the daily struggles with a chronic disease. Yet, it's unfair to call diabetes an emotional rollercoaster without mentioning the emotional highs that go with it.

It has been so uplifting to encounter so many caring individuals - strangers and friends- who have reached out to our family over the years to lend their support. One of the most moving moments of our diabetes life was at our first JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes event. There were thousands there to raise money for a cure and to show that they care. Cassie looked up at me when she saw the crowd and asked, "Daddy, are they all here for me?"

Needless to say, we haven't missed a walk since.

This year we're walking again- join us or sponsor our team for a cure

1 comment:

Zach37082 said...

Walk Day is always a special day in the Clayton household as well. Kyle has also voiced his amazement at "all the people walking for him".