Friday, December 30, 2011

The Power of the DOC

Thank you, Diabetes Online Community.

I've seen the power of the DOC at work this week.  I mean, I know how much you all have helped me, but to watch another person get involved is truly amazing.  That newly diagnosed friend for whom I made that list (which now has its own page on this blog) has begun to get involved in the DOC.  You all have welcomed this person with open arms, both in person (thanks Scott, Babs, and Bob) and online.

This person has been struggling, and to watch the support overflow has been truly beautiful and magical.  To watch someone else experience that "I am not alone" epiphany is beyond words.

I've been thinking a lot about when I first found the DOC.  I felt depressed and alone.  You all showed me that I wasn't.  My blog/tweetaversary is coming up, one week from today.  I will have been posting and tweeting for an entire year.  And I can't imagine my life without all of you.

You are making a difference in this people's lives.  What YOU do matters.

Thank you, DOC.  And Happy New Year!

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  1. The greatness recapped in words, above. Glad your friend is finding a place in this community, and look forward to another awesome PWD to call a friend. Thanks for what you do, Jess, and for sharing so much. You rule. Here's to a great 2012 ahead, I'm sure!

  2. That image made me think of this - LOL!!

    Yay for 2012! Especially February and July!!! :D

  3. Hi Jess,
    Happy New Year to you and your family, Hope you have a great 2012...