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Tuesday
Nov122013

It's Just Her, In Words

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!

Reader Comments (5)

I met Babs two years ago when she was in Philadelphia for a business trip. LeeAnn Thill & I met her for lunch and it was awesome!
The conversation never stopped, we laughed and laughed often - And loudly!
Babs is 'good people," funny, bright, caring, articulate and she speaks from her heart.
And I am one lucky duck for having had the chance to meet her IRL. #fact

November 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterk2

Thank you George. . .you've given me the push I needed to get back online. You'll never know how much this post means to me. Bless you Hon!

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabs Campbell

I have had the privilege of working with Barb for over a year now. She has encouraged me in ways that no one else could at times. She gave me one of the most meaningful gifts I've ever received. It's not worth a lot of money, but it means more than it's weight in gold and it encourages me daily. I have never met someone quite like Barb and have been blessed by each moment I get to spend with you. You can't help but smile when she walks through the door!

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRachel B.

Hmmm, my comment must have gone somewhere else.

You're totally right, George. She is an amazing lady! (Who's married to a really nice guy, too!)

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Babs and Jon are awesome!

The first time I met her she was "resting" in a hospital bed. But she didn't want to miss out of any of Simonpalooza so into the hospital we went!

November 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSara

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