We all have fond memories of our Moms – whether it be their hugs, voices, cooking or just their amazing support. What is your fondest memory of your Mom? On a similar note, what comes to mind when someone says that name Emma Watson? Many may know this young talented star as Hermoine Granger, the female heroine in JK Rowling’s blockbuster movie series, Harry Potter, or the new Belle in the live Beauty and the Beast Production. However, did you know that her mother has Type 1 diabetes? Watson is now speaking out about how her mother is her hero, specifically because she has T1D. Will we see more of Ms. Watson in other T1D advocacy movements in years to come?
Another British actor with even more personal ties to T1D is Jeremy Irvine, who stars in the film Warhorse. He has been a T1D since he was six years old and is actively involved in the bionic pancreas project. In a quote on the JDRF website he said, “Thanks to the huge developments being made in the treatment of type 1 diabetes, no child should have to feel diabetes needs to stop them following their aspirations.” These celebrity spokespersons spread awareness and understanding about T1D, helping all of us who live with this disease. They are out heroes along with our mothers, both playing a major role in helping us successfully live with this disease. Who is your favorite star with T1D? Mary Tyler Moore? Halle Barry? Crystal Bowersox? Brett Michaels? Nick Jonas? Any others?
Photo Credit: Steven Mezer (In Photo: Amanda Mezer and Karen Mezer (Mom)).