Sometimes I sit here and think, I'm a pretty tough guy. Physically and mentally I feel tough. Then I look at my daughter who has to deal with this disease (diabetes) and realize that my strength doesn’t compare
to hers. She has so many things to think about and carry out on a daily basis,
from checking her blood sugar, counting carbs, watching her diet and receiving
insulin shots, these are just a few things to think about. I couldn’t imagine
having to live with this and having to manage this everyday. The strength and perseverance
that she displays each day has inspired me beyond belief. She is not the only
one living with this; more then 15,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. My
heart goes out to everyone living with this and my advocacy for this will
continue until we have a cure. I never thought that my 5 year daughter would be
my Idol, but she has taught me so much, that it has made me a better person all
around. My little princess is my biggest companion when I feel down, all I have
to do is look at her and see what she is going through and my worries just fade
away. Kaylie, you are my hero and my reason to fight.

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And you, sir are a REAL man in every sense of the word. Kaylie is fortunate to have parents such as you to help her learn how best to deal with and manage this disease and all the other challenges life presents us with. May your household always be filled with much love.
yes, I totally agree with Laura here. You are my hero, too. There are type1s here who may not have received the support you give your daughter when they were children, and reading your words here is healing their spirits.
I admire you for having the courage to say such... You and your daughter are very blessed to have each other to draw strengths from. We are each other's heroes =) I wish you and your daughter the best!




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