I haven't been on here in a while but come back from time to time. I would like to say rest in peace to Ron Santo - the long time Chicago Cubs third baseman and announcer who passed away last night.
He came to town not long after my dx 32 years ago. While I heard it in the hospital, he was the first to convince me that I could live a normal life if I kept an eye on the T1. At 9 years old, he became a hero not because of baseball but because of the confidence he gave to me and the bonding experience I was able to have with my father that night. Mr. Santo didn't have to come to my small town and there were maybe 15-20 people but he stayed after because I was too shy to ask a question. He sat with me and my dad for about a 1/2 hour. Here's one professional athlete that cared. I for one will miss is voice on the broadcasts.