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Re: [IPk] Hope, The Understated Gift

Hi John

Thanks for posting this article, I found it very sad and moving, (sniffle,


> I know we're delaying the start of dessert, and I wonder what the others
> are thinking as we stand together out in the cold. But for some reason I
> want to keep talking, so I tell Mike about I've been doing a lot of
> research online lately into the search for a cure and it seems like real
> progress is being made. In response, Mike tells me a brief story: When he
> was diagnosed more then 40 years ago, he went to the Joslin Diabetes Center
> in Boston, and there he met the famous founder, Eliot Joslin, who was then
> a very old man. Joslin told Mike that all he had to do was hang on and
> never give up, because there would certainly be a cure within his lifetime.
> "So," Mike now says with another of his quiet laughs, "I'm still hoping." I
> know Mike is a New England stoic, a person accustomed to keeping his
> feelings to himself, but I can tell he really means what he says. He is
> still hoping, and as we go inside, I'm grateful for his understated gift,
> and curious about the other things he could have said.
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