I took Benny to the local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation golf tournament for the first time. We usually play, but I wanted him to come out and meet some of the people supporting diabetes research. What a great day!
First, out on the driving range, Benny got to hit with the big guys. Then, our pediatric endocrinologist walked up with his clubs. I think Benny was equally excited to see Dr. Mark as he was to meet Kurt Busch! That was funny – Benny thanked the NASCAR star for helping JDRF and then said, "Are you a real race car driver?" Kurt couldn't have been nicer. He laughed and said, "You bet!" High fives all around.
The highlight for Benny, though, was seeing his "good friend" Coach John Fox. They met last year at Panthers training camp. Benny knows Coach has type 2 diabetes (that's why he doesn't wear an insulin pump, of course).
I wasn't sure Benny was going to let go! Thanks, Coach. You know I'll always be a Carolina Panther fan.