It's amazing how many people are willing to help. I created a team for the Walk to Cure Diabetes in Brantford and at first I thought, maybe I'd get a couple hundred dollars and that would be great. You see, I had done fundraising before, for school and clubs but they never really had such meaning as this one I am doing now. I never connected to the foundations, instead I just collected money to get the cheap prizes that they handed out. I now realize that, that money meant something to someone just like the money I am raising today.
Today I received a cheque for $500. I couldn't believe it when I saw it written on the huge cheque they had made. Five hundred dollars, it made me sit back and realize how beautiful the world really is. A lot of people can't relate to living with diabetes, it's hard to imagine controlling what you eat and your activity, while managing blood sugars and giving yourself insulin. Yet these people knew how important it was to raise money to find a cure.
I wore a smile today, and I was proud of myself. I really have never felt proud of myself until today. I knew that if I hadn't contacted North Park, there would not have been such a great amount of money donated to Team KK. I knew that my drive and inspiration from the people who support and love me the most brought me to where I am today and there is no better feeling in the world.
I am thankful.