I Wear Blue

On November 25, 2011 by Cherise Shockley

I Wear Blue

By Heather Leide 

 

On this last Blue Friday of 2011, I wear blue.

I wear blue in solidarity with the remarkable friends I have made in the last few years who live with diabetes.

I wear blue in celebration of the amazing lives these friends live with and in spite of diabetes.

I wear blue in memory of those we’ve lost to this disease that, when not making us stronger, can kill without warning.

I wear blue in honor of people all over the world (and in this country) who do not have access to even the minimum of necessary supplies to stay alive and well with this disease.

I wear blue in advocacy, to get people to ask so that I can share these stories.

I wear blue in gratitude that I have lived 21 years with type 1 diabetes and I am whole.

 

 

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