Tuesday, April 24, 2012

“There’s no need to fear, Underdog is here!"

 HAWMC Day #24: Health Mascot. Give yourself, your condition, or your health focus a mascot. Is it a real person? Fictional? Mythical being? Describe them. Bonus points if you provide a visual!

I’m re-posting something from last November that had the same prompt.

I’ve picked the cartoon character Underdog as my mascot for my diabetes.  An underdog is someone who is expected to lose, someone who doesn’t have a chance.  It’s not that the underdog doesn’t have as much talent or power, but that they have more things working against them then the rest.  However, often times the underdog prevails!

I used to watch Underdog when I was a kid (and I loved Wally Cox who provided his voice).  I loved how the mild-mannered mutt (Shoeshine Boy) would transform into our superhero when Polly Pureheart was in danger!  It showed that even the weakest, seemingly insignificant people (well….dogs) can do great things when needed!

Those of us who are dealing with diabetes may seem like underdogs to everyone else.  We have so much working against us on a daily basis.  If we don’t toe the line we could have major health problems down the road.  I choose to look at myself as the cartoon Underdog!  I won’t let the problems or dangers stop me from what I know that I need to do!  I can fight diabetes and win!!  Here’s to my hero, Underdog!

I’m participating in Wego Health’s Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge.  I’m posting every day in April.  #HAWMC

1 comment:

  1. Awww I remember Underdog!! What a great idea for a mascot!! Super post Kate!!


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