I have respect for everyone who advocates for diabetes, whether they blog, tweet, walk, bike, give a word of encouragement, or just manage not to slap their in-laws while explaining (AGAIN!) that a cookie isn't going to hurt. It's all needed, it's all valuable, it's all more hands to help.
That being said, I have special admiration for those among us who have had a vision for how they can extend their reach by creating resources that will be used by people who might think a "blog" is something you scrape off your shoe. Then, they find ways to make that vision happen.
One such person is my friend Kim, who founded the You Can Do This Project, which is one year old today. (Not familiar with it? Why are you wasting your time here? Go there, RIGHT NOW!) Kim had the idea, Kim did the planning, Kim found resources, Kim made it happen. For that, Kim is one of my heroes. (This is beyond her personal awesomeness, which is considerable. And, she likes my salsa verde.)
I had the honor of participating in the project launch video, and I've believed in the project from day one. The telling of one's story and the expressing of one's convictions can be extraordinarily powerful.
Happy Anniversary, Kim. Thank you for making it happen.