The power of the DOC is often blows my mind. Although this all started with one disease, the ties that hold us together are my more than that.
This past year has been a difficult one for my family. Last November when my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer my first reaction was to help her find some community. Someone who could be there for her like the OC is here for me. I remember saying, "I am going to get you in touch with my friend Babs."
Babs Campbell is a PWD and a cancer survivor. I have not had the pleasure of meeting her in person but I feel very connected to her. On the day I told her my sister was diagnosed and asked if she would reach out to her, she changed her Facebook picture to the one on the right to provide some community to my sis. What an angel!
There is a grace I feel whenever I read one of Bab's posts. She has a way of sharing her love of life and people in her words that is hard to mistake. Her compassion and faith help turn my heart towards the stuff that really matters in life, loving one another.
Also there is probably only a handful of blog posts that I have bookmarked. I have plenty of blogs bookmarked but actual posts are few. This post written by Babs is one of the greatest and most important posts I have ever read. She speaks a truth about diabetes that few have been able to express as well as she did.
I sleep better knowing people like Babs are in the world, loving it and changing it for the better. One day I will be blessed to meet her face to face but until then reading her posts on her blog and Twitter will have to suffice.
Share your stories of Bab's below. I would love to hear more about this amazing person!