Heather McNamara offers others hope in fight against diabetes
Amid pony rides, a classic car show and the electrified guitar riffs of a rock band Sunday at the Craving for a Cure for Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser in Islip Terrace, a tough-looking retired firefighter named Dennis Patti spotted Heather McNamara and started to cry.
"My God, she's such an inspiration," he said.
This happens a lot to Heather, 10, of Islip Terrace. In 2009, she lived...