Believe, Adelaide, and Coincedences

I do not believe in coincidences.  I have long believed that there are no such thing as coincidences, and as my young faith in Christ grows, that belief grows along with it.

Believe by SebastionI received an e-mail at close to 11:00 PM on Friday night from David.  David asked me to check out a song that his 9 year old son, Sebastian, had written for his 8 year old brother, Jacob, who has type 1 diabetes.

It is called “Believe”

David asked me to consider mentioning it to help spread the word.  The net proceeds from sales are being donated to JDRF (downloaded here for $0.99).

I checked out the video, and it was pretty cool!  I replied to David and asked me to tell me a little more about the family.

The boys come from a musical family, with David playing piano and drums, mom playing the viola.  Their uncle is a popular jazz sax player (Richard Maegraith).  Both Sebastian and Jacob are expert soccer players.  You’ll see Jacob juggling a soccer ball in the video – his record is 60 juggles in a row!

Jacob was diagnosed in 2008 at the age of five.  Dad says he hasn’t let it slow him down one bit.

Here is where the “coincidence” comes in.  Guess where they are from? Are you sitting down? I swear, my jaw dropped when I read this.

They live in Adelaide, Australia.

The same place Simon hails from.  Yes.  THAT Simon.  Simonpalooza Simon!  Can you even believe it?  I know we all say “it’s a small world”, but you know what?  It’s a HUGE world, and for me to have two recent experiences with pretty awesome people living with diabetes … IN ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE … is pretty mind-blowing to me.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate, and Senior Community Manager at Blue Circle Health. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent my employer’s position. Read more…

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