Jose Garcia

by Vanessa G. from Colleyville, TX

"Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful." -Dale Evans Rogers
Jose Garcia driving around Cancun, Mexico. ( ())
Jose Garcia driving around Cancun, Mexico. ( ())

         If you think your life is hard, imagine diabetic's. Jose Garcia, my 8 year old baby brother, has had diabetes since he was three years old. Even with his diabetes, he lives his life just like any normal kid. He is a hockey player, a swimmer, and a black belt. He is one of the most courageous kids you'll ever meet. He'll show you that even a diabetic person can be like anyone else.

         In October, my parents, Jose and Hilcia Garcia, gave birth to a beautiful baby. They named him Jose, after my dad. In January 2007, Jose was diagnosed with diabetes. My parents, his teachers, and anyone who was a legal guardian of him had to go to the hospital and take a diabetic course to make sure that they could take care of him. At first it was a lot of work, but as the years passed it became easier. Now even he knows how to check his blood sugar.

         Although diabetic, he is very active, both mentally and physically. He is a hockey player, a  swimmer, and a black belt. He is always, and I mean ALWAYS, a little bundle of energy waiting to explode. You can ask anyone that's met him, and I promise you, they'll confirm it! He has been doing karate since he was 5 years old and he's been swimming since who knows when. He recently started playing hockey when I began figure skating, which was about 2 years ago. As for his imagination, well. he has a TON! For one Halloween he was a hotdog and I was a banana! Well, I guess that's how people know he's my brother!

         Even though he's weird and all, I love him with all my heart. He is my baby and I'm like his second mother. I always take care of him and make sure he's all right. He is just like a normal kid. He loves to play with his electronics and watch TV. His favorite movie is Despicable Me. He likes to draw, eat pizza, drink diet coke, and hang out with me, my friends, and our family. I love to do this with him too.

         My brother Jose is just like you and me. We all like to watch movies, learn, and play and so does he. Just because he has diabetes, it doesn't make who he is different, everyone should treat him the way they want to be treated. I admire his courage and bravery for going through what he does every day. I will always love him no matter what.

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