Hero; a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities.
Did you know that there is a silent hero here among us ?
Today I received notification of a gift, a gift presented to me from the kindness of one's heart.
The Grand Prize in the Diabetic Connect Anniversary Points Contest has been transfered to me because of my contributions here on this site, in truth, my contributions fail in comparison to those made by this true, silent hero and his major accomplishments.
I accept the gift graciously, but I would like to draw attention to the giver of this gift to me, Richard157.
Diabetes is just as old as man, yet the research and treatment of such is currently in it's infancy stages.
The history behind the treatment would seem barbaric by today's tools and standards, but it was necessary back then (50 +) years ago, glass syringes that were sterilized with alcohol or by boiling, needles that were thick, long, and painful and had to sharpened by hand, once a day insulin injections.
Richard is a true class act and hero, not because of the gift, but rather because of the longevity of surviving a disease that altered your lifestyle considerably decades ago, one that was once considered a death sentence of sort.
A brief history on diabetes:
In life we must look backwards in order to progress forward, the pioneers of diabetes research such as Richard and countless others have made life with diabetes easier for every one today.
Richard, I hope that I haven't embarrassed you with praise and honor, and I accept your gift although I'm at a loss for the appropriate words to say, "Thank You."
I just want others to know of your unselfish gift(s), and contributions to diabetes research.
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