|Nicola, Brianna, Daniela, and I on Banting's Bed.|
Tonight we all took over Banting House in London, Ontario. A total of fifteen diabetics entered the house in which Sir Fredrick Banting discovered insulin. Our tour guide, Erika, who is also apart of our unofficial group, took us through the rooms and gave us all of the information alongside Grant, the curator of the Banting House.
|Giving Banting some credit!|
Life before insulin was cruel and short. Children died because of diabetes and now children can thrive, enjoy life and have the cake and eat it too! Diabetes may be a life sentence in some sense, but the point is that we can now live our lives with diabetes. We can be athletes, teachers, nurses, doctors, radio announcers, financial advisors, Olympic rowers, and students. There is nothing stopping the diabetics of today - but something can stop diabetes.
|The Flame of Hope|
As we left the Banting house, after taking a few pictures - we stood outside in front of the Flame of Hope. This flame represents diabetes, and when a cure is found the flame will be no longer. We crowded around to get a group picture, all hoping that the next time we take a picture in front of the flame, it will be no longer.