I was sitting at dinner and my mom called. She asked if I had seen the news. I hadn’t even seen anything that wasn’t animated on tv all day, much less the news! She said that in Alberta, Canada researchers have developed a nanno vaccine that prevents and REVERSES Type 1 Diabetes in mice. They are in the process to begin human trials. We only nearly 4 months into life with T1 diabetes and I’m so ready for this cure. I understand that it is a STEP in the right direction . . . but what a step it is!!! And we are so thankful for it. If you want to read about it, here is the link . . .
I watched Ethan and Ryan walk across the street to the neighbors house to ride to school this morning. I was once again amazed at my boys . . . just simply in the gift from God and that they are mine. I noticed that they walked just alike. Ryan is such a mini-me of Ethan. Then I noticed their back packs. Ryan has a powder blue Eddie Baur diabetes back pack that on the small outside pocket says, “I have diabetes” and gives a place for medical information; it was a gift from a fellow diabetic when Ryan was in the hospital at the onset of diagnosis; it’s precious to him. Then I noticed Ethan’s back pack . . . a royal blue with JDRF written in white on the outside. He’s carried it for over three months to school. He’s proud of it. My mom said that we could buy a patch to cover it and I even followed through with that and asked him what he wanted. He decided he didn’t want one at all. I guess he figures that he wears a blue jelly bracelet for Ryan, why not carry a blue JDRF back pack. (smile . . . sniff, sniff . . . smile)
But would’t it be awesome if someday soon Ethan didn’t need to wear blue for Ryan anymore because his diabetes was no more? We shall see . . . praying for that cure more than ever. Will you pray with me?