Thanks to thousands of Newry Facebook users, the diabetes association of Ireland has announced that diabetes is no longer a medical problem.
The Facebook users were credited with eradicating the disease after posting the following to their Facebook page:
“Diabetes . . . I am asking if everyone could put this as their status for 1 hour. I’m pretty sure I know the ones that will. Think of someone you know or love who has or has had diabetes….”
One Facebook user and hero of the diabetes cause Roy McDonnell told Newry Spud:
“I don’t see myself as a hero, I just shared the post in the hope that something would change. I suppose I am a hero in retrospect but I don’t want any credit. I just did what anyone would do in that situation.”
It is thought that McDonnell will now turn his attention to sharing posts that may cure Cancer, AIDS and saving a child’s life by typing ‘Amen’ under a horrific photograph.