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Friday, June 15, 2012
Did you know that the You Can Do This project was launched a year ago today?
You Can Do This is a project dreamed up by Kim of Texting my Pancreas, in which people with diabetes create YouTube videos telling their diabetes story. It’s a way to show that we are all in this together, a way to share your story in the hopes it encourages others to keep going, a way to hear stories that will inspire and energize you when the road you are on gets rocky. It’s one of the best ways I know of to create ongoing support for anyone and everyone who needs it.
In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit I haven’t made my video yet. (What, me, procrastinating? What a surprise . . . . not!!) I’ve started a million times, but could never quite capture what I wanted to say. But I think that’s part of the beauty of You Can Do This. It is ONGOING, no end date, no deadline. New stories can be shared all the time. The more I think about it, the more I realize the timing wasn’t yet right for my video. In December I will mark my 33rd diabetes anniversary, and at that point I will have lived 3/4s of my life with diabetes. And I think that is when my video needs to be made.
For now, please join me in wishing You Can Do This a very happy first birthday!! Kim, I am so proud of what you have created and I want to thank you for being such a bright light in our darkest times!!