I have a friend that I've never met.
I have never talked to him on the phone.
I probably couldn't pick him out of a lineup.
If he walked up to me and said hello, I'd probably stare at him wondering who he was.
Still, I consider him a friend.
His name is Jeff.
He has Type 1 diabetes - just like me.
He runs, he cycles, he swims - just like me.
He takes pictures, likes to travel, and reads lots of books - just like me.
He blogs about life - the good, the bad and the diabetic - just like me.
Tomorrow, he will be flying from Boston and spending the weekend in Southern Ontario.
He's going to run Around the Bay, a race that's, ironically, 'Older than Boston'.
And I get to meet him in person.