I have been very busy this past week. But, I realize that some things are more important than others. The health of friends and family is of the utmost important to me. This week I have been working on a series of articles on diabetes. I believe in making things simple. I also believe that there is no room for mistakes when it comes down to helping others. When a Doctor makes a mistake lives are lost or weighed in the balance. One of the most devastating effects when a mistake is made is hope and confidence is scattered. Hope and confidence are aids to healing. The one who is sick and desire to get well must have the hope and confident attitude. It is true that those that have had hope die while trying to get well. But, so many have survived because of this hope and confidence that they have deep within. The confident attitude has a powerful effect on the body that medicine could never supply. This week I lost a friend. I think we all have lost a friend. Perhaps, many of us have never met him, but we remember him from his days in Oklahoma and in the NBA. He will be missed. We will miss his game, his music and his confidence. I think most of all we will miss his passion for life and his smile.