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No Words

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No words can express the pain the DOC is feeling right now.  One of our most inspiring, genuine, and sweetest members, Meri, who blogs at Our Diabetic Life has lost her husband to cancer this weekend.  She has four boys, three of whom have type 1 diabetes.

I and many others can’t wrap our heads around how this family is supposed to manage.  There is a huge emotional impact coupled with a financial and physical one that will be very heavy to bear.

I find myself wanting to help but don’t know how.  All I’ve been able to do is donate to help cover the costs associated with this family’s tough journey.  I blog to let you all know about this family and to let you all know that there is a way to help if you feel so moved.

Please send your prayers, thoughts, positive vibes and energy, financial donation-anything you can to help.

I find having type 1 diabetes a lot of work-just for myself.  This woman is going to have to manage her three son’s diabetes and deal with the loss of her soul mate and partner in parenting at the same time.  I simply can’t fathom this.  I cry just thinking about it.

But knowing Meri through her blog, I’ve found out that she and her family is the definition of strength and grace and faith under pressure.  We don’t ever want them to feel alone on this tough road ahead.  We’ve come to know them as part of our DOC family.

So again, if you can help, here is the link.

I’ll be back soon with blogging.  Right now, it doesn’t feel right to write about anything else.

Thanks for reading.

We Need Your Help

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There is a wonderful blog written by a mother of 3 children with type 1 diabetes.  Her name is Meri.  She writes at Our Diabetic Life.  Meri is a beautiful writer.  She Is also a deep and caring human being who constantly stirs our diabetes community with profound and meaningful observations and reflections.   Meri is one of the most wise and graceful diabetes advocates I’ve encountered and I love her sense of humor.

When I first learned about her family and how they have 4 boys (4 boys!) and how three of them have type 1 diabetes, I was blown away.  I knew what it was like to grow up in a household being the oldest of 5 kids, two of which having type 1 diabetes and I couldn’t imagine there being another with type 1.  Three just seems so overwhelming for one family.

Then yesterday I read through my usual diabetes blogs and found out that Meri’s husband, Ryan, has just been diagnosed with having 6 brain tumors and several in the lungs and abdomen.  I felt like I was reading a story and not a real person’s post.  Because it just can’t be.  The world works in mysterious ways though and Meri and her family have firmly decided to go ahead with aggressive treatment and to ask everyone who’s ears this news touches to please pray hard.  They are in need of a miracle.

You don’t have to be religious. If you’re not, it’s a matter of believing that the most unlikely thing could happen without a reasonable explanation.  What if we expected it?  I don’t know.  I just know that our community always supports every member in need and right now, the primary need for this family is that we be positively, without a doubt, sure that Ryan Schuhmacher is going to be ok.

Please visit the Schuhmacher Family Miracle page on Facebook and “like” it.

On Sunday the 4th of March, the family is taking the day to pray and fast. They are asking for strong prayers that day if you want to join them.

Believe you and I can help with thoughts and prayers.  I do.

XOXO

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