There are many I wish to thank before this thing really gets rolling:
First off, thank you to Banting and Best for developing insulin. I am not sure I would be here without them. Many, many thanks to Dr. Robert Ehrlich, Dr. Denis Daneman, and Dr. Bernard Zinman for the kindness, knowledge and attentive care. I don’t think I would have been nearly as successful without your help. Thank you to all of the nurses and hospital staff that have looked after me. Thank you to all of the paramedics, police and fire fighters that have had to put up with my hypoglycemia (READ: ERRATIC BEHAVIOUR). Your patience and professionalism has been greatly appreciated. A huge thank you to my family for all of their love and support. Thank you Doug Randall, my (deceased) grandfather, for always believing in me, encouraging me and being an unfailing optimist. Many thanks to all of my friends, not just for being amazing human beings but, for acting at times as impromptu paramedics (…Mike and Lisa; AP and AI). Thank you KK for your inspiration, wisdom and being a voice of reason. My heartfelt thanks to Scott Forhan, Lester Ponce, Mary O’Reilly ND, John Steuernol and Ian Mason RMT for all of your care and knowledge. Thank you to all of the people whose names I don’t know for helping me out when I needed it most. And, thank you (and apologies) to all those that I have managed to forget!
I am truly grateful for all of the experiences that I have shared with each and every one of you. My life has been enriched more than I can possibly express by all of those that have made this list (and by countless that haven’t, too).