I just got home from spending a week in New York with family while we celebrated my grandma’s 85th birthday. When this post publishes, I will have arrived home just a few hours before and will likely be curled up in my bed fast asleep.
Better late than never, Ninjabetic George is the last of my friends helping me out with a guest post. The first time George and I met was shortly after the first version of the iPhone came out when I was visiting California from my home in Florida, even though we lived about 20 minutes away from each other for many years. Here is George’s favorite “Moment of Wonderful” that he has experienced either because of or despite diabetes. Enjoy!
My Moment of Wonderful because of diabetes is a weekend full of wonderful!
When I decided to raise money and create a team for the JDRF walk last year I had no clue how it would end up. It was in April when I started looking at the dates of local walks and found that there was a walk happening on my diaversary – the day I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes – and this year was going to be my 20 year anniversary.
Leave it to me to go big.
So I got on the horn (read: online) and let the troops (read: DOC) know that I was going to set up a team and throw a big party afterwards to celebrate living and fighting this dumb disease for 20 years.
There was a sea of “Team Ninjabetic” shirts everywhere you looked at the walk. I was so proud and touched to have such an awesome turn out. We raised a lot of money and had a ton of fun!
After the walk most everyone went to a park near by where I rented a hall for the party. Food, Prizes, and band were all there to make the party awesome. My sister and her family decorated and had everything ready to go. It was awesome.
That weekend was filled with hanging out with my friends and having a blast despite some disease. We drank lots of diet sodapop, laughed way too much, and just had a blast.
Thank you for everyone who was a part of the weekend and thank you Sara for letting me remember this awesome day yet again!