As a result, I was asked if I would be willing to share Bean's story at the Lions Club Conference that was held this weekend. I said sure, not knowing exactly what it would en tale, but knew that any chance to talk to people about T1 was a good thing.
I found out later, as I was prepped for the evening, that the Lions Club is very supportive of the ADA and make such events like Diabetes Camp and Family Link possible. What an honor to be able to not only share our family's story, but to be able to thank them for their support of events that have made an impact on our family.
I also found out that this was not just local Lions, but was a HUGE conference and I would be speaking in front of 3000 people! Yeah, not really in my comfort zone, but it was too late to make up an excuse and not do it! ;)
So, I bought the girls fancy dresses (love second hand stores!) and off we went.
our ADA friend Michelle bought the girls lions...so cute!
It was quite the site when everyone was seated and the dinner service began. Bean and I were wisked away just after the salads were served and escorted to the stage.
view from our table in the back left corner of the HUGE room
I'm stage right, Bean is stage left with our Lions escort...not that you can see us!
It went really well. I didn't mess up too many times. ;) And Bean was super cute on stage. Ubergeek recorded it, edited it (I used Bean's real name lots of times), and uploaded it to youtube. You all know by now he's awesome like that.
Love that I was able to give a shout out to all my DOC friends!