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The Kersting Family, Volga, South Dakota

September 2003

Hi! My name is James and I was diagnosed last June. I didn't know anyone with diabetes, but have been fortunate to meet and make several friends since.

When Rufus arrived, my mom read the journal to me. I realized how lucky I was… I've only had diabetes since I was seven.

Rufus and I did a lot of fun things. First, we went to our school open house and he met my friends, teachers, and cousins. Second, we rode horses at my cousin's stable/arena. Rufus is a pro! Third, Rufus helped me in my first interview. It was much easier with Rufus at my side.

I'm very disciplined with my diabetes management, but still have problems with 'highs.' I get very sick when I'm high and am considering going to a pump.

I'd love to visit and meet new friends! Just email me at tomsher[@]

Enjoy your travels, Rufus!

James Kersting
Age 8

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