Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Day After

It was a wonderful evening, with over two dozen people in attendance -- friends, acquaintances, colleagues, family, and strangers alike.  I gave a couple of interviews and signed over twenty books.  To date $360 has been raised to be divided equally between JDRF Canada and the Canadian Diabetes Association.

My beautiful daughter took these shots to share...

Giving my Artist's Talk


Book signing

I am so thankful for all who came out to support this project!  I met a man who'd had T1D over 60 years (!) and a young woman who'd had it over 30.  She was accompanied by her twelve-year-old daughter, who took a kit to stitch a square.  The woman showed me her insulin pump which, she reported, "Everyone thinks is a pager."  Just part of the hidden nature of this disease...

I also gave a couple of interviews -- one press and one radio -- so we'll see what comes of those.  One of the members of the audience came simply because she'd read about it in the paper that afternoon, and has diabetes in her family.  She affirmed the need for more education about T1D and the differences between it and the more prevalent Type 2.

All of this is so gratifying -- to see the project doing what I hoped it would do: get people thinking, develop awareness, and raise funds for research and education.  Thank you everyone!!


5 comments:

Judy Warner said...

Thank you for posting so quickly about your evening. Thought about you all night and wish I could have been there. So happy for you!

Jenny K. Lyon said...

Oh Margaret that is so wonderful to see such a great response! I think this project will catch air and soar. It is such a great way to communicate about the disease and why it needs more funding. You have certainly made an impact on me. I did not know much at all about it and the MOB and book makes a strong impact.

elle said...

Bless you, Margaret. You are a great ambassador!

Anna Maria Junus said...

You did a fabulous job, not only with your art piece but with your speech. I'm sure it moved more than just me.

Jo Ferguson said...

You've worked so hard to get to this point, I'm glad you're evening went so well.