Phil Southerland was profiled on CNN this past week. Phil is my hero, I could write for days how he has motivated me to be a better person. I could then write for a few more days how he has motivated me to take control of my diabetes and in turn help others live a successful life with diabetes. Phils story is nothing short of amazing and CNN did an amazing job of getting the readers digest version of Phils life and dream in an amazing article and almost two minute video. CLICK HERE to read the article and view the video) The work that Phil and his amazing wife have done for diabetes is deserving of an award but that would be pointless, they don't want trophies or dinners to honor them, they want to change the diabetes world. They have changed the world and will continue to do so!!
Team Novo Nordisk development team members helped children in the great city of Athens, Georgia realize how great life is with a bike!! I don't have all of the details, I'm just going off of a Facebook post but in the picture below you can see how happy these children are to have a bike. In the picture you can get an idea of the mood if you look at the cop or Team Novo Nordisk member Brais Dacal. The smile on the cops face says it all, the gift of a bike will change the lives of these children. It will also motivate Team Novo Nordisk members, they will not forget this moment. Knowing Brais personally I know that he got on his bike for his afternoon ride and had a bigger smile than usual because of giving the gift of a bike to a child. That smile won't just be present today, it will be on his face as he races in the rain with his muscles sore and his body wanting to give up. The memory of helping those children will be on his mind, that memory will propel him and help him to win a race!! The athletes of Team Novo Nordisk are not just changing the diabetes world they are changing the cycling world!!