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!
AND YOU'RE STILL HERE.
Darn right you deserve a medal!!