Diabetes Hope Foundation is different from others because it gives hope. Hope for the future, to em-bark on post secondary education with knowledge, skills, and support. Diabetes is a very emotional thing, and sometimes we just need someone or something to lean on for support, and encouragement. As a scholarship recipient, I was also fortunate enough to have been able to attend the DHF Youth retreat in 2013 with my hospital, and I can definitely say it left a mark on me. Not only did I have a weekend full of fun, understanding, education, and joy, but also I was able to take that all away with my after. I was fortunate enough to have met an amazing group of people, who I am still friends with today. We have built a bond like no other, and for that I am thankful. I am thankful to have met amazing people, and to have built friendships that I know will last for a lifetime.