This I Believe: Mother's Face

Providence, RI – Every one of us has had moments in life when we weren't sure whether we were up to the challenge that stared straight at us. Perhaps it was in the face of sudden news about a loved one's death, the end of a profoundly important relationship, or bad news about our health. Nicole Purcell reflects on just such a time in her life, and on the lessons she has learned along the way.

Purcell is the Development Director for WRNI. Purcell notes that with the support of wonderful family and great friends, she has lived well with type 1 diabetes since she was eight years old. She writes a regular blog for, an online resource for families living with diabetes.