Last week I participated in the local JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) walk to cure, walking with family as Team Dan the Man  in memory of my brother who died in 2006 due to complications of type 1/juvenile diabetes. It was a beautiful day where we raised money for a great cause, but when the bagpipes began to play at the start of the walk, I started to cry. All around me were cheerleaders, balloons, and a whole lot of festivity, and… Read more »