"Ever since that day and for the next fifty-plus years... I’ve loved her. It’s not just me; everyone who meets her is taken by her."

In Levy's autobiography, the reader will get an authentic account of the peaks and valleys that life inevitably brings across one's lifespan. Levy narrates how he battled through measles and mumps at the age of three in 1942. But being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, especially considering that modern medicine was not nearly as advanced in the 1940s, was life-altering. More than anything else, Levy's work is a testament to not allowing any limitation, no matter how severe, to prevent one from living a wholesome life and controlling what one can.

The author's support system, led by his determined mother and Dr. Olney, his endocrinologist, provided a pathway and haven for Levy to become educated and aware of optimally managing his diabetes. In fact, Dr. Olney even spearheaded the Diabetic Youth Foundation and organized Camp Whitaker, which later became Bearskin Meadows, where kids had the opportunity to explore their interests, ranging from drawing and making belts to swimming and singing songs by the campfire.

As Levy's life unfolds on the page, his conversational style keeps audiences connected and sears certain moments and landmarks into the readers' minds. In particular, the significance of 245 Scott Street, soapbox derby racing, and saving up to purchase a Fender Jazzmaster guitar all resonate intimately with readers as they make their way through their own life journeys. Juxtaposing these adventures with the exciting news of Levy and his wife, Marianne, becoming parents, the story comes full circle in the selection of UCSF Hospital—the facility that had practically become a second home to Levy during his childhood diabetes treatments—to deliver their first baby. Overall, Levy's ability to simultaneously share his own engaging life story and essentially educate those with type 1 diabetes and their loved ones makes the narrative a meaningful read.

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