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The Howard Family, Tipton, Iowa

November 17, 2003
Ruby #2 arrived today in Tipton, Iowa. My name is Heather. I am 8 years old and I was very excited when I came home from school to find Ruby waiting for me! I first heard about Ruby from my mom. She was checking out websites on diabetes and came across the Traveling Rufus and Ruby.

I was diagnosed in April 2001. I was 6. While in the hospital, the nurses gave me Rufus. It was love at first sight! He has slept with me every night since that first night we met. I took Ruby to school (I'm in 3rd grade) to share with my teacher and classmates. They all loved her as much as I do. My teacher took a class picture of us all.

Ruby enjoyed having Thanksgiving dinner with us. She got to meet my fellow Brownie Girl Scouts, too. She made a big impression with the Brownies. It was a good meeting to go to because Ruby got to learn all about being a Girl Scout, including how to make and eat s'mores!

While Ruby was visiting my family and me, I got another visitor - Ruby #3! I couldn't believe it! Both Ruby's and Rufus got along just fine. They promised to keep in touch with each other. Ruby #3 has traveled much further than Ruby #2. She's been out of our country. We've all had a lot of fun together. I'm sure whoever gets Ruby next will enjoy her, too! I'll miss you, Ruby!

Heather Howard

Mrs. Haley's 3rd Grade Class. Heather and Ruby are in the first row, second from the left

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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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