I am pretty sure I am your typical diabetic. When someone says or thinks I can’t do something…I do it. Not only do I do it but I do it big and loud. I think it comes down to proving to myself and others that I can be a normal person. When I think back on my journey with diabetes there are moments where I felt like it did get in the way. These moments only pushed me harder. The things I am most proud of are my experiences traveling. I am most certainly a risk-taker and I blame my diabetes for that! One of my favorite memories is paragliding through the Alps. I am deathly afraid of heights but for some reason I decided I had to face my fears. It was one of the most amazing and fulfilling experiences I have ever had. My second favorite thing was going on a safari in Namibia, Africa. I was also given the opportunity to pet a live Cheetah.