Thank you.

I didn’t know her.  I never spoke to her directly.  I read her blog a few times and remember thinking her daughters are really beautiful.  Through her words, you could feel the love she felt for her girls and her husband.  You could feel her strength, her compassion, her kindness.  The diabetes online community has lost a beautiful voice.

I am frequently in awe of D-parents.  I know what it’s like to live with this disease.  I know the times I worry about myself, the frustrations I feel, the overwhelming sadness when I remember that this isn’t going away.  I simply cannot imagine what it is like to feel those things for your child.  D Moms and Dads, you really are amazing.

Shamae, thank you.  Thank you for being a wonderful mom to your girls.  Thank you for teaching your daughter grace and courage as she lives with this disease.  Thank you for supporting others who are fighting the good fight.  Thank you.

Rest in peace.

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