|Ms. Moore in 2011|
at the annual Broadway Barks benefit
Photo Credit: Nick Step,
Actress, author and Type 1 Diabetes spokesperson, Mary Tyler Moore, died earlier today in Connecticut. She'd turned 80 in late December, 2016. Diagnosed with T1D almost 50 years ago, I last saw her on the Oprah Show several years ago now. In her interview with Ms. Winfrey, Ms. Moore said that she had lost her eyesight -- or most of it -- by then. She also underwent surgery for a brain tumour in 2011. Her death has been reported as due to cardiopulmonary arrest due to pneumonia.
Though T1D took a toll on her as it does all of those who live with it, her grace, talent, wit, and unflagging efforts on behalf of T1D research while serving as the International Chair of JDRF will not be forgotten.
Rest peacefully, Ms. Moore. We miss you already.
Link to CBC news item: HERE.