This week has seen the loss of yet two more young people, taken way before their time by this thing we call diabetes. This particular round of blue candles has seemed especially poignant to me for some reason. Posts today by Jess, Sara, and Kelly have really brought the point home that no matter how hard we work, how hard we try the deck is stacked against us.
It is said that every 8 seconds, somewhere in the world, diabetes kills someone. A few weeks ago, the O for Outrage Campaign kicked off and when I heard DSMA Live w/ Professor Jean Claude Mbanya on 7/21/2011 speak about the things that happen in other countries, the things we never hear about; I didn’t find myself filled with outrage.
Instead it was an incredible sadness.
A sadness for the voices lost, the families devastated, a world denied the lives of these people. These children, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
All gone. Their smiles lost, voices silent, dreams unfulfilled.
How can the world not feel this loss, not grieve over it? How can we let this stand and still call ourselves human?
©2011 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com