It was a great surprise to hear that Rufus was finally on his way! He had a great time here with us in Massachusetts. He went with Alissa to an Irish Step Dancing class, on a junior youth group overnight, and spent a day at Kennedy Middle School. He also went to Andrea's soccer game to cheer on her team, Natick Thunder.
Last week Rufus and Alissa went to Andrea's fourth grade class at Brown Elementary School to introduce himself, tell of his travels, and talk about diabetes. It was especially poignant for us, as Alissa was diagnosed about one month befor entering fourth grade. The kids enjoyed meeting Rufus and hearing about all the places he has been. They also were fascinated to learn about diabetes and see how Alissa's pump works.
Thanks for visiting with us Rufus. You're off to Indiana to the Brach family!
The Carberry Family - Jim, Margie, Alissa age 12, diagnosed 7/99 pumping since June, and Andrea age 9
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.
Last Updated: Saturday August 02, 2003 19:11:18
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