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We’re Everywhere

May 23, 2011

Friday night I headed out to see the girls compete in the regional synchronized swimming meet.  Competition started around 4, and I didn’t show up until about 7.  During one of the routines, Mom pointed out a little girl who has diabetes.  I’ve heard about her before, and this mother has wanted to talk to me for a few years.  I asked my mother where her mother was, but she was a judge, so she was poolside.

A while later after all the team routines were done, the little girl was near us and her mother was standing behind me.  She went to ask her mom for a sip of water and as she walked past me, her eyes never left my pump.  And then I hear “mom, mom! she has an insulin pump.”  And so I walk over, “hi, I’m Briley.  I’m on the Catalinas.”  The mother tells me how her daughter has the Omnipod, and asks if I saw her swim.  I had, and I start to explain how I’ve been wanting to meet them for a long time, and then my mother walks and the CWD mother says, “Oh! you’re Cynthia’s daughter!”  We talked for a few more minutes until the mother had to go back down to the pool.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2011 6:45 PM

    I love it! It's so awesome to connect to other people on the pump too!

  2. May 23, 2011 7:50 PM

    Connections are always good to have… and the girl's mother will be able to learn as much from your stories of growing up with diabetes as from your mom's stories of what she had to do to keep you healthy. (Smart moms!)

  3. May 23, 2011 8:51 PM

    I think it has to be great for a young cwd to see a grown up young lady almost like her. I'm sure she loved meeting you!

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