What makes someone remarkable? Is it the ability to overcome adversity? Carrying a positive attitude even in the toughest situations? Raising more that three children? Seriously, how do those parents do it?? In an effort to help promote World Diabetes Day and Bayer Diabetes Care’s #BeRemarkable campaign, I was asked to talk about a remarkable Canadian and how they have inspired me.
The problem with that task is that there are so many remarkable people who have inspired me in various ways that I didn’t know who to choose. There’s my wonderful wife, who has effortlessly taken care of our children and our home for the last few years while also going back to school to complete her Early Childhood Education program. She is only a few steps away from the finish line and I couldn’t be prouder of her.
There are so many others who have inspired me from Hannah Alper and Drew Dudley to Chris Hadfield, Molly Burke and most importantly my own mom and dad. Everywhere you turn there are remarkable people, yourself included, who aren’t waiting around for their turn to be great but who are making it happen each and every day.
The following video features real Canadians with diabetes like Pan Am Games 400m Hurdler Gregory MacNeill, Mixed Martial Artist Dessi Zaharieva, bi-athlete Bruce Kelly, gospel musician David Seale, elite level boxer JD Firth, power lifter Alex Naccarato and many more. These remarkable role models hope to inspire the diabetes community and help more people realize their own remarkable potential.
That’s right, a little surprise for you! We want to get the word out to as many people as possible for World Diabetes Day this November 14th, so to help inspire you to join the Bayer #BeRemarkable Thunderclap scheduled for that day, I am giving away a Fitbit Flex to one lucky reader.
For those of you who are new to the term, a Thunderclap schedules social media updates to be posted simultaneously across accounts for maximum impact. It is a very cool sight and only takes a minute to sign up for. Thank you for your support of this very worthy cause!!
Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this program.