A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

Gratitude – Dave Scott

I met Dave in the Spring semester of my freshman year at Kansas State University. During his senior year of high school, he was a Kansas City All Metro football player and chose to play at a small college during his freshman year of college. A semester of that was...

Gratitude – Vocation Rehab Bill of 1973

The U.S. government has a history of helping and protecting disadvantaged and disabled citizens. Legislation dates back to 1917 and the benefits continue today. As I prepared for college in 1977, the Vocational Rehabilitation Bill of 1973 offered help – because I had...

Gratitude – Chris Rossie

I met Chris Rossie in high school at Shawnee Mission South after his dad was transferred from Dallas to Kansas City.  Chris was an unusually talented guy – bountiful in academic and athletic prowess. And he excelled at both.  He became our starting shortstop in his...

Gratitude – Baseball

Growing up, games and sports help fill our days and dreams.  My game? Baseball. My Dad started it by playing catch when I was 4 or 5. That led to fifteen year of progressively competitive baseball.  I developed a love for the game because friends played it and God...

Gratitude – Teachers

Teachers help us learn and achieve in the classroom.  Their experience and knowledge shape our minds. Some teachers go the extra mile with their students. They get to know us. They encourage while serving as examples.  Their selfless ways help us become more...

Gratitude – Diet Sodas

Theme parks sprung up across America in the early 1970s.  So when Worlds of Fun opened in my hometown of Kansas City, I was eager to explore.  As an early teenager, the park was a blast and included constant walking while taking in the rides that were bigger and...