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Stepping Out to Walk to Cure Diabetes

Over the last couple of years, I’ve given considerable thought to participating in the various diabetes walks hosted by the American Diabetes Association and the JDRF, but because of the weakened state of my heart,  I just didn’t have strength or energy to do so.   Wanting to be involved in some way, though, I decided that if I couldn’t walk myself, I could at least make contributions to the fund raising efforts of fellow Diabetes Online Community members.  And I’ve done so proudly.

While I’ve found great reward in being able to support everyone else, though, it just isn’t the same as participating in the walk and fund raising efforts myself.  And that’s what I’ve really wanted. To be out there among my fellow PWD’s walking to support the cause.  And now, I’m at a stage in my journey where I feel that I’m able to do that.  And with that in mind…

I have registered to participate in not one, but two, diabetes walks during the month of October.  I will be traveling to Indianapolis on October 2nd to join my friend Cherise and her Team DSMA in participating in a Step Out walk  hosted by the ADA.  And I’ll follow that up by traveling to Louisville, KY on to join my friend Meredith and her team in participating in the Walk to Cure Diabetes hosted by the JDRF.  Now, who says I don’t support all PWDs. 🙂

I am super excited about participating in these walks, not only because I’ll be supporting a cause near to my heart along with my friends, but also because of what that participation symbolizes for me personally.  It’s a big indication of just how far I’ve progressed since my diagnosis.  It’s an amazing feeling.

I’ll be posting more about preparations for each of those walks, as well as information about how you can get involved, in the coming days.  Until then…

Keep Living!

Mike

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 35 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.

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    Michael Hoskins

    Dude… I’m so there with you in Indy! I’m participating in the ADA walk in some capacity, whether it’s volunteering to help out or by walking (and if the latter, will definitely be interested in Team DSMA!!!). Looking forward to seeing you there, my friend. So happy to hear you’ve reached that point in your journey, and looking forward to making it a great stepping stone to what is ahead.