Dear TuDiabetes family,
I am in tears as I write this news... this morning, our beloved Barbara @jrtpup completed her journey and left this world.
It was this post on Facebook that made us aware of the sad news (thanks Trudy for bringing it to our attention):
The past few days she had been in hospice, peacefully surrounded by her loved ones.
In memory of Barbara, we will be suspending this week's Live Interview, and dedicate the time, January 30, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm Pacific, to remember Barbara.
Whether you can join us then or not, I invite you to please share your memories, photos, videos of this great woman that touched SO MANY lives! We will assemble a tribute video for her with your contributions.
You will be missed, Barb! BIG TIME. Love you, amiga...
Here's the day we met, at the Philadelphia LOVE park, during the TuDiabetes meetup. She was sporting a Duck Fiabetes t-shirt: she had an incredible sense of humor!
Update (Jan. 28, 2014 - 10:15 am Pacific):
To clarify, diabetes complications had nothing to do with Barbara's passing. As you may know, she was a cancer survivor, and she had a stroke after an operation to discern if her cancer had recurred. She never recovered after the stroke.