The Boechler Family, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
October 16, 2002
Ruby arrived at my house yesterday. My name is Kayla and I am 9 years old. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one year ago. I took Ruby to school today. I am in 3rd grade. I go to Eastside Elementary School. Ruby met my teacher, Mrs. Konkol and the kids in my class. She sat on my desk and helped me do my work. She helped me write a story. She also came to computers with us. After school, Ruby met one of my best friends named Emily. I am sad because she might be moving back to Scotland. I will miss her.
October 28, 2002
It's been nice having Ruby visit and reading about all of the places she's been. She really gets around. She has had a relaxing couple of weeks with Kayla (9 years, diagnosed September 2001), brother Alex (14 years), sister Chelsea (11 years) and our almost 2 year old golden retriever, Wrigley. Ruby was afraid of Wrigley at first because he's still got a lot of puppy energy, but she's gotten used to his exuberance and now she doesn't climb to the top of the bookshelves every time he enters the room. They've become 'buds.'
While Ruby was here, she visited Kayla's school, watched her play soccer, went to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago (her favorite part was the baby chick hatchery), and attended a Brownie Girl Scout Halloween Dance. She held Kayla's hand really tight when they went through the Haunted House!
We're getting ready to send her off to the next family for more adventures. I'm sure she'll have a fine time. She's pretty easy to please. Best wishes, Ruby. Take good care of yourself!
The Boechler Family
Chris (mom), Steven (dad), Alex, Chelsea, Kayla, and Wrigley
Rufus and Ruby, the bears with diabetes, is the creation of Carol Cramer, who owns the copyright to Rufus and Ruby. The graphics of Rufus are from Rufus Come Home, written by Kim Gosselin and illustrated by Terry Ravenelli, and are used by permission of the author.
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