**Caution, some extremely childish & inappropriate language has been used in this post please read at your own risk**
One of the hardest things for me being a parent of a child who has type 1 diabetes is the close minded asses that are out in this word. People who THINK they have a clue but have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. Unfortunately, many of these misinformed, misleading idiots have access to an abundance of people who are listening and "learning" from the nonsense & complete bull shit that they are hearing from them.
It is like a virus, hard headed people that are set in their untrue lies of beliefs and no matter how nicely and how clearly you make your knowledgeable, scientific truthful points which for the most part is coming from people that are actually living the life these ignorant individuals speak off, they just don't GET IT. This epidemic is spreading and as we all know there is no cure for the stupids.
Case in point THIS ARTICLE, Pandering to Diabetics? You bet! spewed off by Wendell Fowler.
After many, many people shared their thoughts on this horrible article this was printed
his Ummm apology? article, Trying To Find Common Ground written by the same fool.
Obviously he did not GET IT!!
I have taken all day to come up with something, some wonderful insightful comment, something that will pierce that hard headed skull and enter that self absorbed brain of his and I got nothing. I have only come up with hurtful words and name calling.
I'm pissed and I'm hurt and I'm so feed up with shit like this.
Type 1 diabetes is nothing to take lightly and I'm so sick of people thinking that it's some sort of joke and not a big deal. Type 1 diabetes and our fundraisers are nothing to joke about. The bottom line is we need fundraisers because we need money because we need A CURE or if not a cure even better TECHNOLOGY and for the morons who find it funny that our T1 kids can eat ice cream or candy or Kentucky Fried Chicken....FUCK YOU!!
Ya that is what I came up with...not the most poignant words of wisdom but that's all this fed up mom has!!
A great big F to the U and as The Southside Times likes to say, this article reflects my own opinion and I have a right to express my own opinion!!
But really, how hard is it to look up who the fundraiser is supporting, do a little research, then develop your opinions around actual facts.
How hard is it to share positive, helpful information instead of smearing negative ideas of who should host a diabetic fundraiser formed out of fictional ideas of why this would be a better fit.
How hard is it to KEEP YOUR FUCKING MOUTH SHUT WHEN YOU HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT YOU ARE SPEAKING ABOUT!! In Wendell Fowler case it seems really hard!!
My letter to Wendell Fowler: HERE IS THE LINK
There are no words to express the hurt and the sheer disgust I feel for your articles. I'm shock and appalled that people are allowed to write and publish this nonsense in a newspapers. People have taken the time to share the truth about diabetes, and yet you have not taken the time to make an effort to listen. I will not waste my time on trying to educate you on diabetes, you have already been schooled. I will not try to make you understand what life for my child, a child with type 1 diabetes is really like because that is not what matters to you Sir. You saw a sign for a fundraiser, you took a stance and that was that!! I will however leave you with this, next time you are inspired to write about a topic that you have absolutely no clue about please think twice and trash the story because that is where this story belongs!!
Oh and then there is this: