Saturday, August 9, 2008
What is one thing, or cause that you are passionate about? (More specifically, something you feel that the Lord has burdened your heart with): Wow, such a great question this week. There are several things that I feel very passionate about, but if I must choose just one, it would be diabetes awareness. Diabetes runs in my family. Type 1-myself, my sister,my oldest brother, and my nephew. Type 2-my dad, and my other brother. Diabetes is such a devastating disease, and affects so many. My sister has heart disease, and has had several heart attacks, and open heart surgery. She has nerve damage throughout her body, and only 40% kidney function. She lost her toe due to this disease. I have nerve damage in my feet, and my left hip. I am legally blind, have 4 heart blockages, and kidney damage. My oldest brother passed away this year on June 8 from his diabetes, he would have turned 56 on August 14. My uncle, who was only 58 passed away in July of this year from his diabetes. So, I think you can understand why I feel so passionate about this disease. My heart goes out to all of those whom are dealing with this disease, whether you have it yourself, or a loved one is dealing with it. Never give up, just keep looking up. God is with you, He is your true physician.