I have often stated that people can do anything they set their minds to; and a person having diabetes does not exclude that thought. One only needs to dream.
I stole the post below, ‘word for word’ from the young lady’s post. Her name is Monica. She is a typical college freshman who has diabetes. What she does not tell you is that she has enrolled herself (over the years) in over 20 different research projects allowing herself to be a human lab rat to benefit people with diabetes. She did it willingly and with the yearning to know more about the very disease she lives with every second.
She has involved herself in fund-raising activities over the years, she has made a difference.
She lives every single second with EVERY THING life has to offer. Her very presence lights up a room and by her everyday life she serves as an example to all of us.
Read her post and tell me again how diabetes might stop you?
Read her post and tell me again how your child will be limited?
Read her post and tell me again why diabetes should ever win?
Look at her pictures below; this is someone who absolute grabs life for all it is worth and we can all learn from her?
Here is her post:
2012 in review: I went to Italy and France, had DECA domination withMaddy, got accepted to colleges, committed to the University of Chicago with no idea what to expect, graduated, got surprised by my best friendsSierra and Caroline, went to Philadelphia to speak, saw Mercedes Bentzand Mandy, dyed my hair, worked with the elementary kids at FFL, saw Florence and the Machine, said goodbye to CO and all of my friends to go to the school of my dreams, made a new family in my new house, explored Chicago, pet dogs, dressed up, stayed up late, played intramural sports, partied, saw movies, ate food, went shopping, came home for Thanksgiving, survived finals and my first quarter of college, went to the cupcake ATM, celebrated Christmas and my birthday with my CWD family, and ended the year as a different person, right back where I started, in CO with my friends and family. It’s been a good year. 🙂
So many people do fabulous things and this year’s choice was extremely difficult but I think you will agree that this young lady is just an incredible example of “I can do anything” and she lives in a “Don’t do Nothing’ life and constantly gives back…..and when she id done, she gives more.
My dear friends; I present to you Diabetesdad’s most fascinating person of 2012;
Ms. Monica Lanning.