Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Almost Wordless Wednesday 25 for 35: Lilly Diabetes Journey Award™ 25 Year Medal

I celebrated my 35th Diabetes Diaversary in October during Hurricane Sandy, and I finally got around to applying for my Lilly Diabetes Journey Award™25 Year Medal this past April.
I'd been meaning to apply since I found out about the Journey Awards last year, but honestly, I just never got around to it.  
 Anyway, about 6 weeks after sending in my paperwork (and after a work day that was most certainly a Monday in every sense of the word,) I came home and found a very official looking UPS Express envelope from Lilly at my door. 
And I was like: What's this??

And inside was: 
My 25 year Lilly Diabetes Journey Award Medal™. 
And receiving it made me feel great!
And it made me feel hope~
Along with the medal, was a letter of congratulations from John C. Lechleiter,Ph.D
Lilly's Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer,
which made me feel incredibly proud.  
A little acknowledgement & encouragement goes a hell of a long way when it comes to living with diabetes - As does a little diabetes bling ;)
And I look forward to receiving my 50 & 75 year medals!

If you've reached (or passed) your 25, 50, or 75 year mark of living with diabetes, and haven't applied for your Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards
Medal(s) yet, what the heck are you waiting for?? DO IT.
Click HERE and fill out your paperwork, ASAP!

You've worked hard and have lived with diabetes 24X7,365 days a year with no time off for vacations or good behavior!

Darn right you deserve a medal!! 


Scully said...

I want a medal!
I totally think it's worth it to recognize keeping ourselves ALIVE! It's a lot of effing work after all. Work we don't get paid for.

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...
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Tom Beatson said...

I was not aware that Lilly gives out a 25-year medal. How long have they been doing this? I know they have a 50-year silver medal, which I received about the same time as the Joslin 50-year medal. Back in those days, Lilly and Joslin could cooperate in making their medal awards, but such cooperation is no longer allowed.

Scott E said...

It sure is nice to be recognized with a personally-engraved medal! Just curious, what will you do with it! (Lenny the Lion wears mine, it just doesn't feel natural for me to wear a chain around my neck)

Anonymous said...

NICE!!! -Jason in Orlando

Anonymous said...

Congrats KK, one more thing to be proud for you and for all of us who are your fans!
Keep up the amazing!

Dolores said...

Congratulations ... nicely done ... high-fives and fist bumps from me

Scott K. Johnson said...

Congratulations, K2! Very well deserved!

PancreasticMom said...

Awesome! And super nice that they engrave your name on it. Congrats:)

Amanda said...

Pretty Cool!

Janis Nussbaum Senungetuk said...

It's a very supportive gesture from a company we've certainly financially contributed to with all of our insulin purchases. My Joslin 50 year medal rests safely in it's presentation box. It's kinda large to wear, but the Lilly medal appears to be more moderately sized, so I may actually wear it. Congratulations on receiving the first of many awards to follow!