Let's celebrate jrtpup together

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1-2pm Pacific time 

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We've postponed our originally planned event this week in order to take some time together as a community to honor and remember our dear member, jrtpup. Join us in the TuDiabetes homepage chatroom to celebrate this phenomenal woman, share stories about the incredible support she offered so many of us, remember hilarious moments with her, re-tell some of her jokes, and maybe do a little crying as we recognize the loss that her passing is for this community.  Diabetes Hands Foundation staff will be joining via live-stream.

Jrtpup passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on the morning of January 28th.  You can read the post about pup's passing, and the outpouring of community feelings, here.


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Comment by Elizabeth on January 30, 2014 at 1:28pm

I only just found out. I am so upset. She was such a love.

Comment by Kilij on January 29, 2014 at 4:51pm

Pup was the first to chat with me when I first joined Tudiabetes. She was almost always there when I signed on with a low bg and just didn't feel like being alone. I am really sad to hear that she has passed and will do my best to participate while I get dinner on the table for my daughter tomorrow.


Comment by Judith in Portland on January 29, 2014 at 12:29pm

Sometimes I still have a hard time participating as the chat pace confuses me. But as I so often do, I will lurk and "listen."

Comment by cat on January 29, 2014 at 12:28pm
I'm so sorry to hear this. she was so responsive on this site to me and other new or struggling people. I can only imagine what a light she was in person. to honor her Ill try even harder to reach out to others when I see them struggling <3
Comment by James122501 on January 29, 2014 at 9:14am
Being one of the first people who made me feel welcomed here, I feel obliged to take part in this...

RIP Barbara

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